KUALA LUMPUR, NOV 5: Teja State Assemblyman, Chang Lih Kang is throwing down a gauntlet to the Minister of Transport, Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha to deny allegations that there exists an element of cronyism in the Automated Enforcement System (AES) camera installation tender to Beta Tegap Sdn Bhd.
In a press interview at the Parliament lobby, Chang alleged that the AES camera installation tender was dominated by UMNO cronies.
According to him, the CEO who is also the biggest shareholder of Beta Tegap Sdn. Bhd, Rozana Redzuan has connections with UMNO leaders in Johor.
He said that Rozana was the eldest daughter of Tan Sri Redzuan Salim and Puan Sri Atikah Abdullah, two of the most prominent UMNO leaders in Johor.
‘Tan Sri Redzuan is a former State Assemblyman of Peserai and an UMNO leader of Parit Sulong constituency, while Puan Sri Atikah was once a State Assemblywoman in the Sri Medan constituent for two terms, a Deputy Wanita UMNO Chairlady in Johor and an Exco for Wanita Pusat.
‘Apart from that, Rozana is also a cousin of Machap State Assemblyman, Datuk Abdul Hamid Abdul Rahman’, he said in the company of Selayang MP, William Leong.
Beta Tegap Sdn Bhd is one of the two most prominent private companies to have qualified for the AES camera installation tender endorsed by the Ministry of Transport aside from ATES Sdn Bhd.
Previously, William alleged that the second biggest shareholder in Beta Tegap, Dr. Andreas Teoh was connected with MCA when the latter had also struck a deal with the Ministry of Health in 2005 through Mediharta Sdn. Bhd.
The allegation was however denied by the MCA President, Datuk Seri Chua Soi Lek who, at that time, was holding a Minister of Health portfolio.