(The Star) - A DAP councillor from the Petaling Jaya City Council has been accused for allegedly diverting a legal job to a law firm belonging to Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng after it was initially given to another legal firm via a tender process.
Klang MCA Youth Chief Ching Eu Boon who showed documents as proof of his claim, said the contract which involved litigation work for a debt case was initially given to Messrs Daim and Gamany for RM15,000 via tender on Mar 26, 2011.
In June 16, last year the MBPJ legislative sub-committee met and decided to offer the job to Lim’s law firm which goes under the name of Messrs Stella, Lim and Co, which charged a fee of RM55,000.
“It is believed that MBPJ councillor and DAP party member Tiew Way Keng, who chaired the meeting had misused her powers by awarding the job to Lim’s law firm despite quoting a fee three times higher than the initial fee of RM15,000,” he told a news conference in Shah Alam.
Although the sub-committee consists of 17 members, Ching named Tiew, Chan Chee Kong and Derek Fernandez as the only three councillors who attended the meeting.
“According to MBPJ Audit Department’s records, Fernandez was quoted as leaving the meeting early due to personal matters while Chan claimed ignorance on the appointment of a law firm that was linked to Lim, a DAP party member.
“How could the decision to award a contract be decided by only two members?” Ching asked.
He alleged that the incident only reflected that DAP practises dirty politics while its councillors were only interested in obtaining contracts for the sole purpose of making money for themselves.
He added that the details he received on the case was given to him by sources from DAP.
“Many DAP members are unhappy with their leadership. They (DAP members) tell me that their leaders say one thing and do another,” Ching claimed.