Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Dormant company gets RM5.8b LNG project

Corrupt Barisan Nasional - IPOH: The Perak DAP today lodged a report against the Barisan Nasional state government for misusing its power in awarding a RM5.8 billion project to a RM100 dormant company to import liquified natural gas (LNG) from Qatar.
The project is located in Segari, Manjung.
The report was lodged with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).
“This is a clear case of misuse of power by BN in giving this RM5.8 billion project to the RM100 dormant company named Atigas Technology Sdn Bhd,” party state deputy chief V Sivakumar said at a press conference. Also present were two other Pakatan members.
He believes that the project has been given to Umno cronies but he did not name the directors in the company.
He claimed that a check with the Companies Commission of Malaysia on Atigas Technology revealed that this dormant company was registered on Feb 28, 2008 and had no record of business activities or profits.

Sivakumar said that the BN state executive councillor Hamidah Osman had announced on June 9 this year that the award has been given to the company in May this year.
He asked why the contract was awarded without an open tender to a dormant company that has no track record in dealing with LNG.
Sivakumar also questioned the safety aspects of the project, claiming that no environmental impact assessment study was carried out before it was approved.

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