KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 26 — Here is the full list of the 101 direct negotiation deals awarded by the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government, as disclosed by the Ministry of Finance (MOF) today.
A total of RM6.61 billion worth of projects were awarded, and here is the breakdown according to ministries:
The Ministry of Transport led with RM4.48 billion worth of deals, the bulk of which was the RM4.47 billion Klang Valley double-tracking project that was revived from Barisan Nasional administration, with significant savings.
The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission confirmed earlier this week that it will be looking into the direct negotiation contracts for possible corruption, embezzlement or abuse of power after several NGOs had filed complaints with it.
Uproar over the direct negotiation contracts began in the Dewan Rakyat when Tengku Zafrul affirmed during his wind-up of the Temporary Measures for Government Financing (Covid-19) 2020 that the PH administration had approved a certain number of government projects despite pushing for open tender contracts during its short-lived rule.
However, Tengku Zafrul also explained in Parliament that the approved projects had followed regulations that allowed for exemptions.
This caused PH MPs to demand Tengku Zafrul to release his list of the 101 projects to back his claim.