Terengganu govt sued for RM44m over unpaid bill

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A senator has urged the Terengganu state government to honour its commitments after it was sued for RM44 million over the now abandoned Taman Ilmu project in Besut.

Speaking to FMT, Raja Kamarul Bahrin said the issue actually began almost a decade ago when the previous state administration hired two Korean firms, Yeonhee Engineering Proff Co and Vitzrosys Co, to carry out repair works on the project.

The two companies have since established Ruas Bina Sdn Bhd and remain its majority shareholders.

However, the state failed to pay the firms for the work done, leading to a lawsuit in 2016.

Subsequently, the new PAS administration that took over the state in 2018 sought to resolve the issue and issued two letters of intent to Ruas Bina in 2019.

However, since then, Raja Kamarul said there had been no progress on the payments.

“The state government has not even held a meeting with representatives of Ruas Bina.”

Ruas Bina then filed a fresh suit last month.

Raja Kamarul said regardless of which party led the state, the government of the day needed to honour its commitments and resolve the issue.