Selangor MB ready to provide full disclosure on Asia Mobility

Selangor Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari announced the state government’s willingness to reveal all details regarding Asia Mobility Technologies Sdn Bhd’s appointment to provide first- and last-mile public transport services in the state.

“We are willing to (do that),” he told reporters when asked about C4’s call.

Yesterday, the Center to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4) urged the Selangor government to fully disclose the details of Asia Mobiliti’s appointment.

In response, Amirudin expressed his willingness to comply with this request.

“We have no problem doing so as we have freedom of information,” he added, reported FMT.

Earlier, the chairman of Urimai P. Ramasamy alleged that the Selangor government awarded the contract for the demand responsive transit (DRT) pilot project directly to Asia Mobility Sdn Bhd, a company co-owned by The Minister of Youth and Sports Hannah Yeoh’s husband, M Ramachandran.

The project aimed to provide first- and last-mile public transport services in the state.

Amirudin added that the state government was also willing to furnish the minutes of meetings involving the Land Public Transport Agency (Apad).

Amirudin further said that Asia Mobiliti and Badanbas Coach Sdn Bhd were chosen for the POC, scheduled to conclude in July because they received approval from Apad.

“Apad said only two companies had been given permission for the POC, so the state government invited both of them,” said Amirudin.

“Even if we were to conduct an open tender, only two companies at that time had permission to do the POC … so questions about whether there should have been an open tender or not, are not valid,” he said.

He noted that other e-hailing companies were excluded from conducting the POC due to a lack of approval from Apad.

He mentioned that Prasarana Malaysia Bhd, a public transport operator, and another company, Kumpool Sdn Bhd, would be invited to submit their POC proposals upon receiving approval from Apad.

Chairman of the Selangor Investment, Trade, and Mobility Committee Ng Sze Han, previously defended the selection of the two companies, noting their approval by Apad and federal regulators.

He mentioned that the involvement of the two companies was limited to a nine-month proof of concept (POC) for bus-on-demand.

He said that the two companies were involved in a nine-month proof of concept (POC) process for bus-on-demand.

POCs serve as feasibility studies to demonstrate the workability of concepts.

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