PKR: How did ex-home minister’s firm get job for online worker database?


(Malay Mail Online) – PKR today demanded Putrajaya explain why Bestinet Sdn Bhd, which lists former home minister Tan Sri Azmi Khalid as a director, was appointed to run a centralised system on Malaysia’s migrant workers with no prior experience.

At a news conference here, PKR leaders said that checks with the Companies Commission of Malaysia showed that Bestinet had been classified as a dormant RM2 shelf company until 2013.

The private IT firm also did not submit its annual accounts since 2010, they added.

“Now the company is active. This is suspicious, there is no track record as to their expertise,” PKR strategic director Sim Tze Tzin (pic) told reporters.

PKR Youth information chief Lee Chean Chung also questioned whether the contract to Bestinet was awarded via open tender or otherwise, as well as Azmi’s role in securing the contract.

“We are shocked with a former Umno home minister’s involvement in this. It gives the impression that there is a conflict of interest and as though the project was awarded based on connections and internal negotiations,” he said.