Labuan port operator lodges MACC report over ‘tender conspiracy’

Labuan Liberty Port Management Sdn Bhd currently operates the Labuan containerised port.

LABUAN: Port operator Labuan Liberty Port Management Sdn Bhd (LLPM) today lodged a report with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on alleged conspiracy in the port tender decision-making process.

It also lodged a report that the port tender result had been leaked even though it had not been officially announced by the Labuan Port Authority (LPA).

LLPM general manager Abd Ghani Paijan said they were not pointing fingers at any parties but just want a fair investigation by MACC.

The leaked tender result, which had gone viral, had created confusion and panic to the company’s management, staff, business clients and port users, he told reporters outside the MACC office at the Financial Park Complex here after lodging the reports.

He said he had provided evidence on the alleged conspiracy to Labuan MACC director Mohd Yusizzudin Mohd Yusof.

Meanwhile, LPA denied that a decision had been made on a new operator for Labuan Liberty Wharf, which is a containerised port.

Baseless claims would only jeopardise the selection process of the new Labuan Liberty Wharf operator, it said in a statement.

LPA chairman Chan Foong Hin told Bernama there were some “steps” to be taken before an announcement was made. “Therefore, how would you know the operator chosen is totally not Labuan-related?” he asked.