“Black Hole” case: Chong to ask PWD to give details of project contracts

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THE Sarawak Public Works Department director will be called to testify in the “Black Hole” trial on some of the contracts given out to certain companies in the state.

Sarawak DAP chairman Chong Chieng Jen has obtained a subpoena from the Kuching High Court to put on stand the state’s PWD director Datuk Zuraimi Sabki.

Chong said the director has been served with the subpoena and he needs to produce documents, including the contracts of projects awarded to a few companies in the state.

Among the companies is Titanium Management Sdn Bhd, which had been appointed as the sole contractor to replace and build 384 bridges in Sarawak in 2000.

“We also requested the contracts for the construction and completion of Sarawak Legislative Assembly (DUN) complex, Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) and the Aquatic Centre at the Sarawak Sports Complex,” he told the reporters outside the court today.

He said it was learnt that the state government has the intention to apply to expunge some documents, especially on the road projects awarded to CMS Berhad, PPES Works (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd, CMS Works Sdn Bhd and SMC Roads Sdn Bhd from 2000 to 2014.

Chong, who is the Kota Sentosa assembly and Stampin MP, is being sued for defamation by the Sarawak government and State Financial Authority for using the term ‘Black Hole’ to insinuate that RM11 billion had gone missing from the state coffers.

His allegation was published in Sin Chew Daily News, Malaysiakini and in leaflets distributed by him and the DAP, and also published in The Rocket.

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