Malaysia

Malay chamber unhappy Bumis left out of MRT contracts

Syed Ali warned the government that “future generations may get angry” at the perceived snub. — File picSyed Ali warned the government that “future generations may get angry” at the perceived snub. — File picKUALA LUMPUR, Sept 3 ― The Malay Chamber of Commerce Malaysia (MCCM) today suggested the federal government has failed to look after the interests of the Bumiputera businessmen, claiming that its members were left out of the country’s multi-billion MRT rail project.

“Of the (tenders for the) RM36 billion MRT project, we have got absolutely nothing,” MCCM president Syed Ali Alattas told reporters today.

“Those who have (received contracts) are instead outsiders,” he said, adding that “they have failed to deliver trains, but are given the MRT project.”

The country’s largest Malay business association also appeared to warn the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition of a possible loss of support in future elections.

“So, with all this, we ask the PM not to always indulge in all this... otherwise the future generations may get angry with the government,” Syed Ali said.

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