Noh claims to have proof of Selangor direct-negotiation projects

(Bernama) — Selangor Umno deputy liaison chief Datuk Seri Noh Omar today claimed that he has enough evidence to show that the PKR-led Selangor government has given projects via direct negotiation and not through tender.

He said he has a list of such contracts and will make it public at the appropriate time.

Noh’s claim comes in the wake of allegations made by “Malaysia Today” portal editor Raja Petra Kamaruddin on the matter recently.

“Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim had said that documents on non-tender contracts approved by the Selangor state government will be presented at the state assembly sitting on March 19.

“I want to see whether the documents presented are the same as what I have with me,” Noh told reporters after officiating at the meeting of the Parent-Teacher Association of a school near here.

Raja Petra had said that if the state government denies the allegations, he will publish details of the contracts in his blog or report to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

On another matter, Noh, who is agriculture and agro-based industry minister, took a swipe at the Select Committee on Competency, Accountability and Transparency (Selcat) for not being able to table the findings of its public inquiry into state-owned companies at the coming state assembly sitting.

He said members of the assembly were not given enough space to debate on many issues raised during the public hearing.

Selcat had conducted an inquiry into Kumpulan Semesta Sdn Bhd (KSSB), a subsidiary of the Selangor government and a sand-mining concession holder; education wing Yayasan Selangor, and subsidiaries of the Selangor Agriculture Development Corporation (PKPS).