Zuraida Claims Direct Award Contracts Approved Without Her Knowledge

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Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin claimed that she was unaware of the two contracts worth RM170 million awarded through direct negotiation by her ministry during the Pakatan Harapan era.

“I would like to emphasise that the projects were approved without my knowledge.

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“As such, I give my assurance that the ministry would probe the issue,” the former PKR leader said in a statement this afternoon.

Yesterday, Zuraida had insisted that she was not involved in offering any direct tender contracts when she headed the ministry under Pakatan Harapan which took over Putrajaya in 2018.

One of the contracts awarded by Zuraida’s ministry was the RM170.3 million solid waste disposal station at Taman Beringin, Jinjang Utara, Kuala Lumpur, awarded to Bumi Segar Sdn Bhd.

The second project, the maintenance of the ministry’s financial and accounting system worth RM501,206 project, was awarded to Century Software (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd.