Monday, 28 March 2011

There is a Big Black Rat in Penang Land Deals

This is from one of our BLOG reader. It would be good if MACC reads this BLOG.

Penang PR Government is lying to the Penang Citizens

Anonymous said...
PAO,

You appear to know a lot about the way DAP runs Penang and perhaps have the resources to dig into the recently reported multi-billion Ringgit project undertaken by the DAP-led Municipality on State land or something. It was said to be carried out on Turn-Key basis.

When anarchistic DAP finds each and every excuse to hit at the BN Government, they should be checked and investigated, privately at least, as to possible hanky-panky in the project. Bear in mind that they must be looking for big funds to finance PRU13 and the alleged "funds collector" Ronnie Liu has been disgraced by the Emperor during he last Selangor DAP Convention and party elections. There can be kick back in land valuation, let alone the usual, selection of Architects, Civil, Electrical & Mechanical Engineers, Quantity Surveyors, and in the contract award.


They keep shouting for openness, transparency etc but how open and transparent were they in this huge project? How much hanky panky can there be.

Here are some of the pointers:

1. How was the Turn Key Contractor selected -

a. any Pre-Qualification exercise?
b. any advertisement calling for P/Q of interested parties?
c. any briefs prepared for the project and by whom?
d. who prepared the tender documents, work specifications, if any?
e. who supervises the execution of contract?
f. who supervises quality and ensures quality standard meeting that stated in the contract specifications?

If the same professionals appointed by the Turn-Key Contractor do the contract supervision and quality control, it allows hell of a lot of room for hanky panky and for DAP PRU13 financing. It may be worth CIA or MI6 kind of operations, Sir. MACC will be shunned by them and anyone smelling of MACC can't get near them for 100 miles. Remember, they know full well the Sun Tzu Art of War and we must try the Hun Zi or Atilla the Hun approach.

2. Why did they do Turn-Key?

Turn-Key means the Contractor provides his own Land Valuers, Architects, Engineers, Quantity Surveyors, specialist sub-contractors etc? If so, what measures and are there sufficient measures in place to ensure professional integrity over-riding hanky panky. Remember in this country stadium roof tops even fell off.

3. Why not the traditional contracts, a big project split into several packages, Penang Development Corporation or some other prepares the P/Q and tender documents, open tender bidding and all?

I'd be interested in any information pertaining to the above.

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