By Nizam Zain
KUALA LUMPUR – The Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) is reminded not to oppress and bully Malay entrepreneurs, especially when they have contributed to the development projects in the capital city.
Assistant Manager of Seagate Global Trading Sdn Bhd, Zaidzul Akmar Norjali said, his company was oppressed when the payment for the supply of building materials to rebuild the Dato’ Onn roundabout remained outstanding since 2016.
“We were given the mandate to send building materials such as iron to the project site in 2016.
“Now, our building materials have been used here (Dato’ Onn roundabout). As a trader, we would send invoice to DBKL as usual, but it was not being entertained,” he said in a press conference at the Dato’ Onn Roundabout today.
Seagate Global is the supplier of building materials and the company was given the contract to supply building materials to the DBKL construction contractors for the past 5 years.
The company has supplied iron building materials for the building of flyover bridge worth RM3.6 million to rebuild the Dato’ Onn Roundabout.
Zaidzul Akmar also said that after their invoice was not being entertained, they have sent a notice to DBKL through the company’s lawyer.
“Without our knowledge, the building materials were being transferred.
“Therefore, we have lodged police and MACC report. However, no arrest was made until now.
“The building materials have been transferred illegally without our permission when they have yet to make payment,” he said.
Following the refusal of DBKL to make their payment, the company issued a summon to DBKL and the Kuala Lumpur High Court has issued its judgement on May 2019.
“In the judgement, the High Court has favoured us.
“Unfortunately, we have yet to receive the payment from DBKL,” he said.
Meanwhile, Zaidzul Akmar also admitted that the project was granted to them during the administration of the previous government.
“We have yet to make any follow up with the new management of DBKL after the Pakatan Harapan (PH) took over as the government.
“Who are we to go there and therefore, we made our demands through the legal processes,” he said. -MalaysiaGazette