Ibrahim Ali’s PERKASA is upset about the Chinese being given all the contracts and that none are going to the Malays. He was denied the golf club contract in Penang, which should have rightfully been given to him since he is Malay. But the Chinese Chief Minister of Penang refused to give the contract to hisRM2 company, which was formed only a couple of months before the tender, on the lame excuse that his company is dormant and therefore has no experience in that business.

Another contract that was given to the Chinese was the RM100 million turnkey hospital project in Kuala Lipis in Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak’s home state of Pahang. The company that got the project is George Kent (Malaysia) Berhad (see below). George Kent is owned by Tan Sri Tan Kay Hock, Najib’s golf buddy whom Malaysia Today wrote about earlier.
Was it right for the Prime Minister to give a huge contract worth RM100 million to his golf buddy? Is it not worse when you consider that George Kent does not have any experience or track record in the hospital turnkey business (just like your RM2 dormant company in Penang)?

Announcement by George Kent (Malaysia) Berhad
Award of Contract – Proposal To Design, Build, Complete, Commission And Maintain Upgrading Works To Hospital Kuala Lipis Pahang:
George Kent (Malaysia) Berhad (“GKM”) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the abovementioned contract totalling RM97.75 million by Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia to undertake the upgrading of Hospital Kuala Lipis in Kuala Lipis, Pahang at a contract price of RM97.75 million.
The abovementioned scope of the contract encompasses the design and building of a 7-storey medical ward to house 106 hospital beds, minor operating theatres, some amenities, a car park, minor operating theatres and 106 hospital beds and other amenities and building services.
The contract works will commence with site possession on 26 in February, 2009 and is scheduled to be completed by 25 August July, 2011.
None of the Directors or substantial shareholders of GKM, or persons connected with them, has any interest, direct or indirect, in the abovementioned contract.
This announcement is dated 16th February 2009.
(Announcement to Bursa Saham Kuala Lumpur:

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