After BUCG’s removal…

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Interesting to see the Penang state government asking BUCG of China to take responsibility for an accident in KL last month or withdraw from the Penang tunnel, three highways and property development projects.

A crane operated by the firm fell and crushed a woman to death in the incident in KL. The Penang state government has since consented to the removal of BUCG from the project.

If that’s the criteria, the state government should also find out the outcome of investigations into three other incidents, this time involving the MRT project in Kuala Lumpur, where Gamuda is involved as the project delivery partner.

See these news reports:

24 February 2016 – A worker of a construction company, a subcontractor for the MRT project, was killed after he was pinned down by steel while installing the ceiling at the Kwasa Damansara station construction site in Kota Damansara here today.

24 May 2015 – A Bangladeshi worker died while working at the Tun Razak Exchange station site of the Klang Valley MRT – the first underground fatality since the project started in 2012. Saifikul, 28, who worked for SP Mega Sdn Bhd, the subcontractor engaged by the main contractor MMC Gamuda KVMRT (T) Sdn Bhd for reinforced concrete, was dismantling temporary structures at the station when concrete slabs fell on him at 1.15am Sunday.

27 February 2015 – One Bangladeshi worker died while another was injured in an accident at the Semantan Portal Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) construction site today.

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We need to know the outcome of the investigations into these incidents – before any agreement with SRS Consortium (in which Gamuda has a 60 per cent stake) is signed in Penang. SRS has come up with a RM46bn transport proposal for Penang.

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glissantia
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glissantia

Has any official assured us that BUCGS will NOT be compensated?

Damien
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Damien
Ramsoon
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Ramsoon

Accident which led to death of the worker(s) inside the construction site is quite different from carelessness of firm/worker which led to death of innocent citizen(s) who are not inside the construction site………

I also wonder why family members of the victim can easily forgive BUCG?

zoro
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zoro

This means pg lang allow contractor to do the contractor’s my way. The same if Calvin’s bn no see, no hear and no touch on an accident which can hurt any pg lang. Pg forum complain if state go take no action. Also complain if state take action. Best pg lang no complain if federal takes no action as safety and industrial accident under ohs

Sora Zhen
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Sora Zhen

Perhaps BUCG gave huge financial payout in exchange for forgiveness/jail time for its boss?

LSS
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LSS

Billions of state land and land rights have been sold and pre-sold by the consortium already. Look at who was witness for the signing: http://www.theborneopost.com/2016/01/16/ewein-subsidiary-acquires-land-worth-rm2-83-billion-in-penang/

zoro
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zoro

tell macc. you cant think?

Andy
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Andy
LSS has been misleading his readers that the 110 acre land (worth 6.34 Billion) has been prepaid for the Penang Undersea Tunnel project even before the project started. When the truth is 1) 3.67 acre land paid in 2015 2) 4.43 acre land to be paid in 2016 3) 50 acre land to be paid when the said land is reclaimed (earliest early 2018) Those lands are paid to the CZBUCG, then transfer hands to Ewein-Zenith who pays cash to CZBUCG to finance the projects. Ewein-Zenith only can receive those lands AFTER the state pays it… In other words, only… Read more »
LSS
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LSS
Tokong spins so much that even DAP-friendly MalaysiaKini cannot tahan. In the same article this morning, Mkini cast doubts on Tokong’s real reason for removing BUCG using the word “supposedly”. 3 years ago, the Penang Govt defended awarding the RM6.34 billion project saying that BUCG will have a 10% shareholding in the consortium and that it has a strong track record and strong financial strength to deliver the project whereas Zenith itself is not as strong financially. But a few months ago, it was found out the BUCG only has 1,000 shares out of 17 million shares – a 0.0057%… Read more »
zoro
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zoro

Where was the company when she was killed immediately? Go and use indon as sacrificial lamb and when monk “tah cai” and cm meow, only anil and stooges make a hue. Why company and bn gomen polisi allow indon to balek kampong? So easy for indon to masuk dan keluar but bullied rakyat like Maria chin cannot go and get her award in korea

tunglang
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tunglang
Subprime crisis in the making if builders turn lenders, economists predict https://sg.news.yahoo.com/subprime-crisis-making-builders-turn-lenders-economists-homebuyers-225700945.html “I think this will spiral and the debt ratio will become higher. The lower and middle classes who need real help are being penalised. The rich who can get bank loans will be borrowing at 4 per cent and the poor who may not get bank loans will have to pay 18 per cent,” said Axis REIT Managers Bhd head of investments Siva Shanker. Proposal: Property developers to give out loans to buyers at an interest rate of between 12 and 18 per cent!!! Is this going to… Read more »
tunglang
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tunglang

I thought many CAT trolls here are supporting Niao Kong’s love of developers?
How come the opposite?
Forgotten CAT’s strict rule?: Don’t cross the line.

Sora Zhen
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Sora Zhen

Noh Omar said those cannot get bank loan for housing can get loan from the housing developer.
Stupid statement indeed for a Minister to say such thing. It shows he does not know economics.

gk ong
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gk ong

Selangor voters can judge if Noh Omar is competent to be their next MB. Noh Omar must be trying too hard to impress Jibby with his ‘blue ocean’ strategy that Khir Toyol could not have devised even with the inspiration from his new wife.

David Loman
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David Loman
Abolish archaic Moneylenders Act 1951 Urban Well-being, Housing and Local Government Minister Tan Sri Noh Omar’s idea of allowing developers to give out loans to housebuyers is clearly hitting a snag. Now that the archaic Moneylenders Act 1951 (Amended 2001) is brought to the limelight, it is best to get rid of it so as not to give legal cover to loan sharks, and, more importantly, to protect Malaysia’s financial institutions from systemic risks and possible collapse. Shadow banking, such as those provided for under Moneylender Act 1951, should be curbed and curtained. All financial institutions should be placed under… Read more »
David Loman
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David Loman

The banks have reasons to rejects applicants, many of whom would have difficulty repaying the loans, already non-performing loans are on the rise. Nor Omar is passing the risk to the developers, who are pleased to double up as Ah Long legally with 18% annual interest loan.

Vivica 118
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Vivica 118

Developers reportedly can charge up to 18% interest rate!

If so they can create havoc to more household debts!

tunglang
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tunglang

What leads to this havoc?
If one follows the surreal property market, the super-high prices & building of mostly high-end properties are the 2 main original causes, which lead to speculations & high land prices.
But that ‘fella’ @ Komtar Tower who approves all state development including the type of development & pricing scales didn’t seemed to care but let the housing problem festers.
That ‘fella’ who gave much hope & promises of housing for all (Penang will be a stellar state for all to see) but in reality a very skewed housing development towards the rich & famous.
Still wanna drown in self-denial?

Damien
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Damien

Developers now legalised Ah Longs to create higher domestic debts per GDP hitting beyond present ~88%, truly huat huat?

tunglang
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tunglang

After the BUCG, may come the burp, the buuuurrrp, the buuuuurrrrrrrrrpppppp!
No compensation, hip-hip-CAT hero!
But once Anil & NGOs complain of any recalcitrant projects, be ready to hear a menyilai “You want to get sued for compensation ah?”

LGE tak boleh
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LGE tak boleh

The project has been fishy since the first day.

1. Zenith has minimal track records, and none for undersea tunnel. They financial position is not strong as well. Why Zenith has more than 90% stake in the Zenith-BUCG Consortium while an experienced giant contractor held only 1% in the consortium? Can someone explain?

2. Will the project be safe when Zenith has no experience in undersea tunnel construction? How it going to monitor the contractor, especially the aspects of quality, safety and health?

zoro
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zoro

Gilakan bn gomen has George Kent water meter building KL mrt. Water meter co doing rail transport??? What gilakan supporters think?

zoro
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zoro

Tv Malaysia did not show when o ba ma went to g20 in hangzhou, uncle Sam is smaller than indonesia. O ba ma has to come down from back of air force one. China tell uncle Sam whose airport belongs!

zoro
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zoro

you do not pay tax or gdt? you pay to wrong guy who pocket money; job of federal like kabour, polisis. construct industry council. safery cert issued by gilakan? look macc and polisi can nab cm. look tunnel cannot?

Calvin Sankaran
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Calvin Sankaran
I am wondering if with the BUCG’s withdrawal, the whole contract could be null and void since Zenith and the other local companies by themselves are not financially strong to undertake the project. The bulk of the Rm4.0 Billion paid up capital came from the two Chinese companies. As I understand, the main reason why the consortium won the tender is due to the financial strength of the two Chinese companies as well as their track record. As such with the withdrawal / sacking of BUCG, the rationale to award the contract falls apart and should disqualify the consortium as… Read more »
zoro
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zoro

at least it is more transparent thsn mdb and mdb no 1. but there are more news which you can critise about 1mdb and dbkl which are using you pay gst and incone tax. why a mice over loss of billions

zoro
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zoro

if there is an accident the contruction or ohs should act to see if the contractor are obeying the rules. if fact during implementation there should be regular inspection by gomen like council food inspectors. no wonder malaysia air asia can fly backwards. if plane crash, not air asia investigate but civil aviation. same road accidents not motorists but mata2 investigate or vehicle check up. why dont blame authorities..why gomen dont act like sirim? afterall it is a gomen project and anil.as a tax payer and contribute money also reponsible

Swat
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Swat

Just a few days ago Penang CM LGE shouted loudly by accusing BUCG of being numb and dumb, not even bother to contact the victim’s family. But in actual fact, it’s just the other way round? BUCG was even then asked to get out (of Penang) 滚蛋?
Now LGE has to shut up as BUCG has entered into an agreement to compensate the crane accident victim with a “satisfying” amount.

http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2016/09/08/crane-victims-family-not-suing-bucg/

Ken
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Ken

This LGE looked stupid after reading the following report.

Quoted from Oriental daily: “The Chinese-language daily also quoted Khoon Ying as saying that BUGC had attempted to use various channels to contact the family, but the family had been unable to respond because it was preoccupied with Joice’s final rites until two, three days after her funeral on Aug 29.

Read more: https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/355139#ixzz4Ji0SBh5K

http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/355139

tunglang
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tunglang

I believe the bereaved family is ‘smart’ + ‘realistic’ enough not to be played as PR Pawns for the insidious interests of opportunistic + self-serving Trader Politicians.

zoro
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zoro

BUCG your tokong and you are their spokesman. Of you are smart being paid off(?) Mighty chinese remibi and banana RM. You support BUCG to drop their anchors anywhere and any time. Now you support the builder for developers no surprise at Mighty remibi. Malaysia public live not important. Construction safety not important. Breaking laws can close eye and cash is king in your eyes. Hi hi

tunglang
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tunglang

Not only stupid fool, but a slap-in-the-face by BUCG!

zoro
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zoro

Don’t try to be Marlo Brando godfather and mafia and a biggest troll. Now you worship BUCG and they are your chinese tua pek kong.

zoro
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zoro

immediately after accident Bucb chap lu gong. why no help until the monks perfotm the rites until public uproar.

so pg lang chin chai. never mind pg lang allow contractord to kill more public. why spend more time hanging around construction sites and next of kin waiting to collect money.

tunglang
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tunglang

The more you spin, the more you look stupid fool like your Venerable Niao Kong!!!

Swat
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Swat

This guy has overplayed his political-overdrive. He conveniently or so habitually overtuned his big-mouth amplifier.

Julian Candiah
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Ada udang di sebalik batu ?

zoro
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zoro

PR little tiger of Malaya as compare to gilakan

gk ong
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gk ong

Gilakan and MCA will soon have to open their heart to Budaya Umno as per the command of Zahid Hamidi.

tunglang
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tunglang

Ada Tiger Prawns di sebalik batu? FYI, Tiger is a species of the CATs.

Damien
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Damien

If BNfriendly Gamuda deemed irresponsible then dusqualified by Penang State Government, then Penang very own Ivory Properties may jump in as replacement?
Ivory’s Low Eng Hock together with Ideal’s Alex Ooi may then be a force harder for PHT to counter any dubious matter?

Eric Law
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Great Tokong show

zoro
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zoro

No as good as gilakan

Damien
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Damien

We have PHT on board PTC meeting do that PTMP no smell of foul play from PDP of SRS Consortium. Sorry for acronyms as Penang now filled with had Gone typical hokkien community end up “big chap” or literally me don’t give a damm.

We hope Mdm Khoo Salma and Mdm Lim Gaik Sian can resolve alternating attendances matter, just like Mr Anil can arrange to alternate with Dr Lim Mah Hui to keep many eyes if potential hanky lanky that can be exploited by Gelakan Teng Teng Oh Oh Thor Thor snakeoil peddling by the heritage pasar malam.