After raising the issue of three state projects that were awarded without open tenders, Kedah Gerakan today claimed that another project was not given out via an open tender as promised by the opposition. The project highlighted by Gerakan was the building of Kolej Universiti Insaniah's (Kuin) permanent campus in Kuala Ketil at a cost of RM330 million and owned by the Kedah state government.
Kedah Gerakan Youth Chief Tan Keng Liang said the project was implemented by a wholly owned subsidiary of Bina Darulaman Berhad (BDB) (in which the Kedah State Development Corporation has a 55 per cent stake), Kedah Sato Sdn Bhd but the company then appointed other companies to carry out construction works.
He said in September 2009, the state government had appointed Kedah Sato to build a permanent campus for Kuin at a cost of RM330 million.
"In 2010, Kedah Sato took an RM330 million loan from Bank Islam (Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad) to finance the project and during the same year it appointed IJM Construction Sdn Bhd to build the campus.