PM never denied George Kent got LRT project

PKR’s strategic director says that the prime minister’s denial yesterday only confirms the latter’s hand in dishing out the Ampang LRT extension project to the logistics company.  

(FMT) – The prime minister did not deny that the Finance Ministry awarded the Ampang LRT extension project to George Kent Consortium, said PKR strategic director Rafizi Ramli.

Responding to Najib Tun Razak’s statement that the tender process was done properly, he said: “The statement confirms speculation that the premier had a hand in awarding the project to George Kent.”

Yesterday, Rafizi lodged a police report over Najib’s decision to award the Ampang LRT extension project to George Kent instead of another company which had won the bid earlier.

“Najib’s decision may involve corruption and jeopardises public safety as the project was awarded to a company with no expertise in LRT projects,” Rafizi had said.

However, Najib denied having a hand in the decision and insisted that the process was “done properly”.

Rafizi said he was informed that MACC had started a probe on the tender issue by getting information from the original winner for the bid, Prasarana Group.

“Among the documents inspected by MACC is the tender bond, initially issued to Prasarana as the winning bidder but later given to George Kent,” he claimed.

Rafizi said that he would expose further details on Najib’s alleged hand in awarding the project to George Kent Consortium next week.

“I will reveal the technical and financial aspects which will prove Najib’s involvement,” he said.