Former exco Hasan Ali gave contracts without tenders, says Khalid

(The Star) – Former executive councillor Datuk Dr Hasan Ali awarded contracts without going through a proper tender process, the state assembly was told.

Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim, in his winding-up speech, said there was evidence to show Dr Hasan had a hand in awarding contracts to companies without tenders.

“It seems that he suggested that contracts be given to a particular company,” Khalid said adding that he would meet the contractors to get to the bottom of things.

Khalid said the RM300,000 on office renovations by Dr Hasan was the highest all the excos.

However, he urged all parties not play up the issue as the renovation met guidelines.

“We do not have to waste time discussing this matter. I think Gombak Setia’s (Dr Hasan) office renovation met the current financial guidelines,” he said.

Last Friday, Bukit Antarabangsa assemblyman Azmin Ali claimed that Dr Hasan spent over RM300,000 to renovate his office when he was the exco in charge of Islamic Affairs, Malay Customs, Infrastructure and Public Amenities.