Samy Vellu said the PWD had studied the claims by Gerbang Perdana and had decided on an appropriate quantum. Asked whether the quantum sought was reasonable, he said the PWD was always stringent with claims for compensation and required justification from contractors.
Gerbang Perdana had submitted claims totalling RM360mil for the cancellation of the project.
“We don’t give in easily as it is the people’s money. We must be careful in making our evaluation and only when we feel that their (contractors’) request is fair do we decide on their claims,” he said.
He said the Finance Ministry would have the final say as to how much the Government would pay Gerbang Perdana.
From my information, the PWD's claim experts had recommended less than RM10 million compensation. I just wonder how the treasury would award the compensatory damages. The question arise:
Has the PWD officers been reasonable in their assessment and would the Treasury and the minister Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yakcop be far gracious to the "special ones"?
We will wait ... I just smell rats? Is it in PWD office or Treasury's office? em!!!!