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No conflict of interest in bidding for GLC deals: Mokhzani-led Opcom

Zikri Kamarulzaman  |  Published:  |  Modified:

Fiber optics manufacturer Opcom Group believes there would be no conflict of interest if it bids for projects from government-linked companies.

Questions were raised on this as the firm's current chairperson and chief executive officer is Mohkzani Mahathir, the son of Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

Opcom was founded by Mokhzani's brother and Kedah Menteri Besar Mukhriz, who remains a major shareholder with a 25 percent stake.

In a press release to Malaysiakini today, Opcom said it has conducted itself in a professional manner throughout its existence and would continue to do so regardless of the composition of its board of directors, management or shareholders.

"Opcom does not see any conflict of interest of any kind arising from bidding for projects from GLCs, or otherwise," it added.

On Tuesday, Opcom announced that it had on May 14 received the letter of award for an RM11.16 million contract from Telekom Malaysia to install and restore UniFi services.

TM later clarified that the project was awarded through open tender and that its board had finalised the 19 winning bidders, including Opcom, on April 24.

In its press release, Opcom said it would continue to actively bid for projects and contracts that it had been invited to participate in via open tenders, negotiated tenders, requests for proposals or other commercial arrangements.

"We hope that our track record, Malaysian expertise and experience in this fiber optic field, combined with competitive pricing and Malaysian manufacturing base, will place us in good stead with our existing and future customers.

"We thank our customers for their continued support and hope we will be able to serve them better in this fast-paced, demanding and expanding digital world," it said.

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