Thursday, November 26, 2009

RM15b Matrade Convention Centre Raised in Parliament I



Last Thursday (19 Nov) was the very first time the RM15 billion mega-convention and exhibition centre project was raised in Parliament, when the Deputy Finance Minister, Dr Awang Adek was winding up the committee stage debate on his Ministry. I saw the project reported for the very first time on the headlines of Financial Daily, and was completely shocked that such a project can still be awarded in today's environment without any tender at all, open or restricted.

Unfortunately, the Deputy Finance Minister was clueless about the project and requested that I refer the matter to the Prime Minister's Department. I managed to raise this issue again yesterday in Parliament during the committee stage debate on the Ministry of International Trade and Industry. There' certainly more to come on this topic, watch this space.
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