Audit: Not even 1pc Sabah computer labs completed

By Shazwan Mustafa Kamal
The Malaysian Insider
Oct 24, 2011

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 24 — Only two out of 300 computer laboratories for Sabah schools have been constructed since the government began its RM160.73 million project in April 2008, the Auditor-General’s report said today.

Sabah recorded the highest number of computer lab construction projects as well as costs, followed by Sarawak (RM49 million), Johor (RM10.88 million) and Selangor (RM11.95 million.)

The report added Sabah was the only state with unfinished computer labs, and that other states had long since completed the construction of the facilities in schools.

“The computer lab project in Sabah has failed to reach its objective because the contractor failed to prepare and deliver the project following the stipulated time frame,” the Auditor-General’s Report said.

The contract was awarded to TimeCom Holdings Sdn Bhd on June 15, 2007, and was scheduled to have been completed by April 30, 2008.

The report said the delay in the construction of labs has cost the government RM3.17 million in “liquidated and ascertained damages.”

  1. #1 by monsterball on Tuesday, 25 October 2011 - 3:29 am

    Have anyone wonder why some overhead free-ways take 10 years to complete …and not three as promised?
    Project approved… money set aside..contractor got paid….do some work and disappear….no suing..look for new contractor again.
    Why no suing?
    Because corruptions involved from both sides.
    How can a crook sue a crook?

  2. #2 by boh-liao on Tuesday, 25 October 2011 - 3:59 am

    What’s d hurry? Ban ban lai mah n abn ban tan lor.
    Sabahans know UmnoB/BN can be trusted 2 complete d job 1.
    So Sabahans will continue 2 VOTE 4 UmnoB/BN in d next GE mah, so dat d computer lab job will b completed after d next GE what, all OK 1, no need 2 complain

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