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Labuan Port Authority to be investigated for corruption over port tender

20 Jan 2020

The Labuan Port Authority (LPA) is ready for investigations by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), says Chairman Chan Foong Hin, according to Bernama.

The investigations relate to a complaint over decision making of an on-going tender renewal process for Labuan’s containerised port, known as Labuan Liberty Wharf, lodged by the General Manager of Labuan port operator Labuan Liberty Port Management Sdn Bhd (LLMP) on December 17.

 “We are open to any investigation by any parties everyone has the right to lodge any report, and it is not a problem,” said Chan, as quoted by Bernama. 

“But as of today, LPA has yet to receive anything on the investigation following the report by LLPM, and now we must be ready with all records on LPA’s board meetings, and our meetings are not only minuted but also recorded on tape as well. 

“I don’t think it is (investigation) a burden to me we will leave it to the authorities to do their job and to date, no one has called me.” 

LLMP has been the operator of Labuan Liberty Wharf since 1998; the port operator on Friday (17 January) received a letter of termination for its land lease from LPA effective by the third week of March. 

A letter of appointment for the new operator of Labuan Liberty Wharf is expected to be issued by the end of January. 

LPA in August 2019 issued an open tender for the operation of Labuan Liberty Wharf. 

Related: Port infrastructure and facilities in Labuan need upgrade, says MASA


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Published: 20 January, 2020

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