First we exposed his massive timber concessions and enormous oil palm plantations, now we can detail how Assistant Minister for Entrepreneur Development, Naroden Majais, has received RM100million in government contracts for his construction company!
Readers alerted us to the graft, pointing out that the official website of the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) has posted details of a series of enormous contracts awarded to the company Embun Pelangi Sdn Bhd, of whom two of the Directors are Naroden’s wife, Massenah Binti Ahmad and son Kamaruzaman Bin Naroden.
Of course, no serving Minister should be receiving any government contracts, let alone RM100million of undeclared construction projects.
In fact, further research has shown that while the Simunjan Assemblyman is happy to have his family pose as directors, it is he who is the main family shareholder! With his son he commands 50% of the profits of the company that has received a staggering array of public construction contracts!
The other shareholder would appear to be a qualified engineer, but what qualifications do Naroden and his son Kamaruzaman have to be receiving such huge contracts?
One suspects that this civil servant turned politician is no more qualified to take on mega construction contracts than he is to receive the vast timber and plantation concessions that are in his name. He could certainly have never legitimately earned the resources to purchase them.
Minister for Entrepreneurship!
Indeed the activities of the Naroden Majais bring a new understanding to the meaning of his boss Taib Mahmud’s enthusiasm for encouraging ‘entrepreneurship’ in Sarawak.
Mr Majais may be the Minister for Developing Entrepreneurship, but his main efforts seem to be targeted towards abusing his political influence in order to gain opportunities for himself! Below is the lengthy official list of the contracts which have been handed to this grand scale ‘political entrepreneur’:
Through the above contracts from public bodies the Minister for Entrepreneurship has received around RM100 million in taxpayers’ money!