Dua hari berturut-turut isu ini disiarkan media yang memberitakan kesedihan dan kekecewaan Pak Lah dengan sikap kontraktor bumiputra yang 'ali baba'! Berapa peratuskah agaknya mereka yang dianugerah kontrak kerajaan dan kemudian meng'ali baba'kan dari Bani Umnoputra ya?
Abdullah Tells Bumi Contractors To Stop 'Ali Baba' Practice
KOTA KINABALU, Feb 14 (Bernama) - Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has called on Bumiputera entrepreneurs who are awarded government contracts but subsequently hand them over to non-Bumiputera contractors to stop such a practice as it will negate the target of developing Bumiputeras in the construction industry.
The Prime Minister said he was concerned that such a practice, also known as `Ali Baba', had become a way of life to the Bumiputera entrepreneurs.
"The question now is how to ensure that such practices were curbed as much as possible in the shortest time or eliminated completely," he told reporters after opening Terminal 2 of the
He said the government would not stop Bumiputera companies from genuinely going into joint-ventures with non-Bumiputera companies, but handing over to non-Bumiputera companies the opportunities given to the Bumiputera entrepreneurs or `Ali Baba' was "a problem which was not desired".
Tuesday, Abdullah expressed disappointment because a study showed that 85.37 percent of the projects implemented by Bumiputeras last year had been passed on to the non-Bumiputeras.
The Study on Bumiputera Contractor Leakage by the Entrepreneur Development Division of the Works Ministry revealed that the government's objective of developing and strengthening Bumiputera contractors had failed.