YOURSAY 'Utusan should be highlighting such injustices in the Malay community, but they would rather make up stories to keep the corrupt in high places intact.'
Bumi contractor: Bank Negara destroying us
Opah: DAP MP Tony Pua, this is a simple conflict between Umno and its cronies. Do not get involved without checking the facts.
H&I Niaga Sdn Bhd was awarded the job without tender although they were clearly unqualified in terms of skills and financial capability. They have not been able to complete the job after years of delay and the supplementary costs ran into hundreds of millions.
Bank Negara finally terminated them on friendly terms last year and appointed another contractor to clean up the mess H&I Niaga left behind.
Wira: H&I Niaga is now down to three employees. Such is the desperation (like that Malay grandmother in Malacca who went to DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng because of her underaged grand daughter, who was allegedly had sex with the then chief minister).
They literally have nothing to lose. Utusan Malaysia should be highlighting such injustices in the Malay community, but they would rather make up stories to keep the corrupt in high places intact.
Prussiablue: Tony Pua, H&I Niaga is a Umno-crony company. Maybe they are sloppy in their job or there has been a change of political masters. Listen to both sides of the story before jumping in.
For me, they are not worthy of Pakatan Rakyat's time. It's better spend helping the poor and needy. Trust me, the Finance Ministry will give them a call, and they will be back campaigning for Umno.
Anonymous_3e21: I am very sure Pua knows what he is doing. He is not stupid, neither is he publicity crazy like Ibrahim Ali, Hasan Ali and Zulkifli Noordin, etc.
This company is perhaps a Umno supporter, but the message here is that the government cannot take law into their own hand.
There are too many examples already when the government victimises local companies to the extend of robbing their legitimate contract and handed it to the company of their choice.
I congratulate Pua for highlighting this matter as more victimised companies will come forward now. When that happen, the rakyat will soon learned how the country is being ripped off by the so-called defender of Malays.
Even Umno members are not spared either - that is why Pua is doing this.
Odin: Tony Pua, without meaning to teach you, please consider this.
BNM (Bank Negara Malaysia) came up with a project (Financial Services and Resource Centre) worth RM320 million that was not quite necessary - it was something, more or less, for the government to show off.
It awarded the project to a company whose records weren't quite impressive. Doesn't an alarm bell ring there?
Now the two bodies are at loggerheads. Would it not be possible for a party to have demanded backsheesh at the beginning (in 2005) from the company?
Assuming that what the company has now claimed is true, why has the BNM made life difficult for it (the company)?
Could it be that a party has kept on demanding more in backsheesh but the company hasn't obliged and thus has been penalised? Or could it be that the work done was not up to the BNM's satisfaction?
Roy Kelante: YB (Yang Berhormat), please check the background of the project. I do remember that many had complained when H&I Niaga got the project at that time due to lack of experience and financial capacity.
This is another result of awarding projects to cronies without experience and financial capacity. There are many more in the market.
This is a contractual matter, so do not simply put your head in just to get some mileage and at end of the day it may backfire on you.
Paul Warren: You may think you are a Malay and a bumiputera. But that does not qualify you to be on the good books of those in power. You got to be a compromised corrupt Malay/bumi as well, then maybe you would not have had this problem.
So even being an Umnoputra would not necessarily be enough.
Anonymous #85266569: In fact, this is the standard practise of the payment procedures by the central banks or top bankers in the world.
The contractors usually get their payment after completion of the project. The bankers has right to terminate you at any time and you will get nothing.
Lover Boy: Tony Pua, I am sure you are aware of Guan Eng questioning the government of awarding these bunch of contractors with no experience.
Now that they are in deep shit, they must have fallen out with the government. I say be cautious, these jokers cannot be trusted.
Anonymous_4144: BNM is a reputable institution. If the company's contract has been terminated, there must have been valid reasons. Why go crying to Pakatan? Talk to Umno lah.
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