Leaked letter puts Shah Alam Sports Complex back into spotlight, MBI Selangor remains tight-lipped

The Selangor Menteri Besar Incorporated (MBI Selangor) has – for now – taken an enigmatic stance over a leaked letter that has fuelled much suspicion surrounding the controversy enveloping the Shah Alam Sports Complex project.

(Sinar Daily) – In response to an inquiry about the letter, allegedly penned by one of the competing companies that had vied for the project’s tender, MBI Selangor neither confirmed nor denied the missive that highlighted the peculiarities of the tender process.

“We will soon update members of the media and the public on the latest development of the project. Until then, we appreciate your patience and understanding regarding this matter,” read MBI Selangor’s email to Sinar Daily.

The letter, addressed to Head of Governance (Integrity & Governance Department) Anas Sulaiman, at MBI Selangor, casts an unfavourable light on the fact that the project’s winning contractor failed to meet essential conditions mandated by both the company and the Selangor government.

“As recently publicised, MBI Selangor’s chosen JV [joint venture] partner’s proposal brazenly contradicts MBI’s own RFP [request for proposal] document,” read the letter dated March 27, 2023.

Examples of the supposed contradictions of the mandatory RFP requirements were: (1) the state government will not fund the project in any way; (2) all available facilities therein are to be perpetuated; and (3) there will be no option for the proposal of land swap for any new developments, and only proposals for infill (real estate) development will be considered.

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