Five projects under transport ministry worth RM650m now open for public tender, pre-approval cancelled

Five projects under transport ministry worth RM650m now open for public tender, pre-approval cancelled

Five projects under the transport ministry (MoT) worth nearly RM650 million, awarded by the previous administration, will now be open for public tender instead. This was announced by new transport minister Anthony Loke yesterday.

In a statement, Loke said that in line with the new government’s stand to no longer award contracts without tender, MoT revised its projects and agreed that five of them – estimated to be worth around RM650 million – will be awarded via open tender or limited tender (tender terhad).

The Seremban MP explained that before this, the five projects concerned have been approved for direct negotiations, but the confirmation letters to seal the deal (Surat Setuju Terima) are yet to be issued by the government. Most of the five projects are rail-related and are in the East Coast. The full list is above.

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  • satekj on Dec 21, 2022 at 11:42 am

    Well done Anthony…
    everything by public tender, no direct negotiation…

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  • Kea Was on Dec 21, 2022 at 12:14 pm

    Excellent news at least our tax payers money is not used to feed some crony company that benefits one with little return back to the people – we Malaysian would like how far the rabbit hole goes especially on the cancellation of environmental projects and how the ex-FM & EM defended it justify it legally it to benefit cronies.

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  • Undi PH dapat Zahid on Dec 21, 2022 at 12:26 pm

    Hope no cronies get the project.

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    • Squid on Dec 21, 2022 at 2:15 pm

      But if the crony can get the job done well at the best price why not? That’s the whole reason for open tender right? Equal playing field.

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      • Janji dicapati on Dec 22, 2022 at 5:54 am

        2 x 5

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        • Invert on Dec 22, 2022 at 11:58 am

          So you mean PN government is doing better than PH-BN with GPS and his other coalition when PN loves bankrupt our country economy, making our people more suffer, Muhyiddin and his gang have been lying so many times to all of us and stealing our rakyat money, is it

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    • Add A Comment on Dec 22, 2022 at 11:21 am

      What’s wrong if cronies can offer best price and do a good job?

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  • Amran on Dec 21, 2022 at 12:55 pm

    Nature waits for no man. While they go reevaluating the projects, floods still coming in. So what if they saved 650mil but the rakyat loses 20bil in personal losses? That is shortsighted thinking from this failed PH Gomen.

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    • Kea Was on Dec 21, 2022 at 4:06 pm

      Hmm must be like you beloved PN ex-minister Man who said Malaysia is not a Climate Vulnerable Country last year and sit down doing nothing with so much environmental impact recently but all of a sudden award all these direct tender jobs to some crony company just before election. Hardly believe he even know what is it for.

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    • Narma on Dec 21, 2022 at 4:21 pm

      Better than putting more money into some pockets for sharing with nothing done and the rakyat sill loses 20bil in personal losses. Maybe even more.

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    • Mudin on Dec 21, 2022 at 4:33 pm

      Your narrative is of infantile folly, bro
      There’s no medication for stu.pidity aka bo.doh

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    • hazri on Dec 22, 2022 at 6:23 pm

      ubat untuk orang yang bejat otaknya…..

      tiada ubat.

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  • Concerned sabahan on Dec 21, 2022 at 1:57 pm

    Mr Loke, can you also investigate the Pan Borneo Sabah work packages? Most if not all were awarded to shoddy contractors and cronies of previous and current administrations. The Sabah govt never announce who these contractors are unlike Sarawak govt which is so transparent in it’s dealings

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    • concerned malaysian on Dec 21, 2022 at 2:04 pm

      hahaha where can touch, hajiji grs now part of this govt

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  • newme on Dec 21, 2022 at 2:26 pm

    Hold your horses. The direct nego companies may get pissed and sponsor another backdoor takeover like in 2020.

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  • AppleTree on Dec 23, 2022 at 11:14 am

    What is next is more important. Most ministries did the same thing even within UMNO/BN, when they change minister. They will terminate pre approval contracts, approved by previous minister. They don’t normally announce this as this is political.

    What’s next is to make sure that the projects don’t go from crony A to crony B. Cost from 1B to 950b with reduced work and scope etc. In my opinion, we should support our ministers but at the same time be critical and be a watchdogs on all their actions. Don’t buta buta just support, coz this will lead to another fail govt in the future. We want our leaders to be good.

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