“Fortunes are being made, people need to know how”
It seems Guan would agree… In Malaysia, he’s encouraging “Stern action if claims of ‘contractor cartels’ bidding for jobs” is true. In a huge market where contractors are cleaning house, he’s calling for further transparency.
He said using such tactics was a clear violation of laws and the domestic trade and consumers affairs ministry, through the Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC), must take action against such “cartels”, if claims that these contractors were working together to bid and then win lucrative government contracts had basis.
“If there is a cartel, then we cannot allow it as we want fair competition.
“There should be no party conspiring to put pressure on the bidding price so that it favours them. This is not about low prices any more but more about ensuring they win the government contract bids by forming a cartel.
“If there are such cases going on, then reports must be lodged not only to the government but to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission as this is an offence.
“This also comes under the domestic trade and consumers affairs ministry, and I am sure the minister will take prompt action,” he told reporters after attending the Bagan community Merdeka Carnival at Sekolah Kebangsaan Sungai Puyu here today.
Berita Harian today reported that MyCC was probing at least 10 government projects worth millions after the companies that won the bids were suspected to have formed an alliance in the bidding process.