Saturday, June 28, 2008

Nga slams Opposition’s smear agenda - The Star

IPOH: Jun 28, 2008

State exco member Nga Kor Ming said attempts to link him with a company supplying food to the hardcore poor was meant to tarnish the state government's name.

Speaking to reporters after the 12th Perak State Assembly sitting adjourned for lunch yesterday, Nga said he was not related to Nga Foo Ting and Sons Sdn Bhd.

The company is one of two to get the contract. The other is Nussa Enterprise.

“These are controlled items with prices fixed by the Government. There is no issue,” he said.

Nga said the two companies that would supply some RM1mil worth of rice, sugar and cooking oil to 4,986 hardcore poor were supplying the items at below market price.

“The Opposition is deliberately creating a ruckus because it wants to tarnish the good name of the Pakatan government,” said Nga.

Earlier during Question Time, Datuk Dr Zambry Abd Kadir (BN-Pangkor) had asked whether Nga Foo Ting and Sons was related to Nga or senior exco member Datuk Ngeh Koo Ham.

Dr Mah Hang Soon (BN-Chenderiang) also raised the issue while Hamidah Osman (BN-Sungai Rapat) and Datuk Rusnah Kassim (BN-Hulu Kinta) asked how the contracts were given out to the companies.

Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin replied that the two companies had quoted the lowest prices.

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