PETALING JAYA: PKR Communications Director Fahmi Fadzil today called on Federal Territories Minister Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor to reveal all projects handled by a senior Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) officer who was accused of corruption.
Fahmi said this in response to Tengku Adnan’s statement that open tender projects could cause problems when bidders who offer low prices are unable to complete the projects in time.
Fahmi refuted this, urging Tengku Adnan – more widely known as Ku Nan – to reveal projects handled by “DBKL Official 1”.
“I invite Tengku Adnan to announce the total number of projects granted through open tenders and direct negotiations involving this ‘DBKL Official 1’,” Fahmi said in a statement today.
He also noted that the government’s way of acquisition is through open tenders and competitive bidding.
Fahmi asked if Tengku Adnan was disagreeing with Prime Minister Najib Razak, who previously said he was committed to open tenders in order to weed out corruption.
“Does this mean that Ku Nan does not agree with the PM and Umno president’s open tender preference?
“If Ku Nan believes that open tenders pose a problem, does he have sufficient data and evidence to change an important government policy?
“This is because policy-based data and evidence are one of the foundations of the government that we established,” said Fahmi.
He also urged Ku Nan to reveal the percentage of projects that are not completed on time.
Last Monday, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission detained a Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) executive director, with a “Datuk Seri” title, along with two other top government officers from Kelantan and Malacca for allegedly accepting bribes, misusing power and involvement in money laundering.
On another matter, Fahmi said the system that currently existed where ministers declared their assets to higher authorities in their respective ministries was not good enough.
“Tengku Adnan said that he declares his assets to the Prime Minister (Najib Razak) every year, while the Kuala Lumpur Mayor declares his assets to the Chief Secretary of the Federal Government.
“This system is obviously not enough and must be overhauled since it has failed to identify and prevent the accumulation of property allegedly owned by a ‘Datuk Seri’ from DBKL (also known as ‘DBKL Official 1’), who the MACC arrested last week,” he said.