After the Ministry of Transport’s RM4.48 billion double-tracking deal, the second-biggest item in Ministry of Finance’s list of direct negotiations under the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government involved Datasonic Technologies Sdn Bhd (DTSB).
The firm awarded a RM270 million deal on procurement of biodata polycarbonate page, is the supplier of biodata chips used in Malaysian passports implicated in a current corruption trial involving Umno president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
In February, a witness told the High Court that DTSB won a directly negotiated contract from the Home Ministry to supply 12.5 million polycarbonate passport chips for a five-year period worth RM318.75 million in 2014 despite an unsatisfactory track record as the Finance Ministry approved of this.
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