Works ministry projects among 101 awarded in direct deals, says minister

(FMT) – Some works ministry projects were among the 101 projects worth RM6.61 billion reportedly awarded through direct negotiations by the previous government, says minister Fadillah Yusof.

“There were some such projects (involving the ministry) under the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government. Yes, I can confirm that,” he told reporters after the handing over and official opening of the Middle Ring Road 2 (MRR2) upgrading project at the Taman Melati junction in Gombak here today.

He was commenting on Finance Minister Tengku Zafrul Aziz’s announcement in the Dewan Rakyat on Monday that the PH administration had approved 101 government projects or acquisitions worth RM6.61 billion through direct negotiation during its 22-month rule.