: No More "Magic Pen" For Bumi Awards In Selangor
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: Selangor Mentri Besar Khalid Ibrahim said there
is no need for Bumiputra contractors to visit him as he has no
"magic pen" to sign away projects.
"I've thrown away the magic pen," he said.
He said all decisions would have to be agreed upon by the state
executive council members and the officers involved.
"Previously, the menteri besar need only write `agree' and the officers
would abide by the decision. I want to change that attitude; I don't
want the menteri besar to be the sole decision maker, the executive
council members and the officers should also be involved in the
process," he told reporters after opening the 22nd annual general
meeting the Gabungan Ikhtisas dan Usahawan Bumiputera Anak Selangor in
Shah Alam Saturday (12 Apr).
Abdul Khalid said he would not use what was known as the "magic pen" of
the menteri besar to sign and approve projects. As such, he said, there
was no need for contractors to come to his office for the magic pen.
He also said the state government will no longer award tender to
Bumiputra companies through direct negotiation to avoid the tender being
monopolised by certain group.
Bernama reported him as saying the move was necessary as 98% of the
state government-funded projects in the previous administration were
awarded to certain group.
"I've analysed all and found that certain projects were given to certain
"Even though the name of the companies are different but the
shareholders are the same," he said
The government would however continue to give assistance to Bumiputra
contractors in obtaining projects but it would be based on their ability
and experience, he said.
Abdul Khalid said the list of contractors awarded with state projects
would be announced but the process might take time.
He assured contractors awarded with government projects through direct
negotiation that they would not be blacklisted except in cases when they
failed to carry out the projects according to schedule.
"We will study and evaluate the projects given to the contractors
involved," he said. (MySinchew)
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