Perak DAP secretary Nga Kor Ming has a lot of explaining to do.
It has been revealed that his wife’s company was previously awarded the contract to make lounge suits for Ipoh City councillors when Pakatan Rakyat was ruling Perak.
What is more intriguing is that despite his wife’s company Ethan & Elton Sdn Bhd submitting the highest bid among five bidders, it was eventually awarded the contract to make 24 lounge suits for the councillors.
Via open tender, the contract was initially awarded to another company Goodman Tailor which offered the lowest bid at RM450 per lounge suit.
Somehow or rather, documents of the contract was altered and Nga’s wife’s company which submitted a bid for RM650 per suit ended up being awarded the job sometime in 2008.
Stopthelies learnt that Ethan & Elton Sdn Bhd was set up shortly after Pakatan Rakyat took control of the Perak state government then.
Another coincidence was that Nga’s wife was awarded the contract and during that time Nga was also the state executive councillor in charge of education, local government, housing and public transport.
Surely there was a conflict of interest. How could Nga who was in charge of local government then had allowed his wife’s company to bid for a contract to make lounge suits for the Ipoh City Councillors.
It was a clear cut case of abuse of power and certainly not above board.
So far Nga had only claimed that the documents had been forged. Todate he had yet to lodge a police report to clear his name nor denied the contents of a blog which exposed the tender award.
Obviously if such a serious allegation had been circulating in the blog, he would have quickly made an effort to prove his innocence.
Nga should come out in the open to clarify the suspicious circumstances surrounding the contract of the lounge suits.