C - Political Reform C13. PROCUREMENT INTEGRITY

C13-04: Review the practice of government procurement and tendering system, as well as the processes to issue public- private partnership contracts by the Public-Private Partnership Unit (UKAS)

Pakatan Harapan PG57 May 10, 2018
In progress
Jun 2018

Putrajaya to terminate re-hiring services of MyEG, two other Immigration Department vendors

Malay Mail June 01, 2018

The services of all three vendor companies contracted by the Immigration Department to carry out its rehiring exercise of undocumented foreign workers will be terminated by the end of June. Malaysiakini reported that the three companies were MyEG Services Sdn Bhd, Iman Resources Sdn Bhd and Bukti Megah Sdn Bhd.

“As was mentioned earlier by Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, the re-hiring exercise currently carried out by the three vendors is scheduled to end on June 30,” Immigration Department director-general Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali was quoted saying. Critics had questioned the Barisan Nasional administration’s decision to grant the three companies with a monopoly to process the rehiring applications from undocumented migrant workers in the past. Among others, concerns were raised over how individuals purportedly linked to Umno had benefited from the appointment of these companies when the job could be performed directly by the Immigration Department. The rehiring exercise was first launched on Feb 15, 2016, as part of government efforts to crackdown on undocumented migrant workers. Muhyiddin was quoted saying that there will be no extension after June 30 and all arrangements for the rehiring programme through vendors will be stopped.

“All dealings should be done directly with the Immigration Department,” he said yesterday when revealing that 744,942 migrant workers were registered and rehired by 83,919 employers as of May 28 this year. Speaking to Malay Mail, MyEG said it has only stopped new registrations for re-hiring at the end of December last year, and was given until the end of this month to process all incomplete cases. “All other services under the Immigration Department are operating as normal,” said its managing director Wong Thean Soon.

Another step towards reforming the practice of awarding government contracts

May 2018

DBKL cancels PPR, public housing repainting contracts worth RM180m

Malay Mail May 30, 2018

The contracts of 10 firms appointed to repaint Public Housing and People’s Housing Project (PPR) buildings in Kuala Lumpur involving RM180 million have been cancelled with immediate effect. Cheras member of Parliament (MP) Tan Kok Wai said the move was decided by the Kuala Lumpur mayor Tan Sri Mhd Amin Nordin Abd Aziz in a meeting with 10 MPs in the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur here today.

Tan said the announcement was made following some disputes over the award of the contracts without going through open tender. “We (MPs) found that these 10 appointed contractors are the same contractors who carried out the renovations of the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) offices as well as those of the former Federal Territories Minister and his deputy. “All the contractors for the repainting works were appointed before the 14th general election and we are questioning why these same contractors have been appointed without going through a more open process,” he said.

Also related to the promise: Review the public procurement system and the way contracts are awarded