Outraged readers of Sarawak Report have been queuing up to dish the dirt on BN’s Dirty Datuks over the past few days.
We have received widespread information about corrupted practices from insiders, who are clearly sickened by the greedy YBs, who have been cheating their constituents for decades.
And it seems that many of those YBs, who have been in office longest, have lost any shame over admitting that they use their positions as elected representatives to get public contracts.
Roland Sagah Wee Inn, Assemblyman for Tarat, who has been in office since 1996, is one such example.
He openly proclaims on his Sarawak Page entry, next to his lengthy political career, the fact that he is also the Director of Cottage Holdings Sdn Bhd.
Cottage Holdings is a contractor, which has received a string of public commissions ever since Sagah got his seat in 1996!
Tight shot – the private office where you had best try reaching this publicly elected official. Hope he has time for his constituent business with all those contracts to worry about!
RM50million in state contracts
Cottage Holdings may sound a humble affair, but it actually does very big business indeed.
Under the title of ‘General Works” and ‘Transportation Services’, it has won a numerous public contracts.
Starting in 1998, two years after Sagah settled into office as a faithful PBB State Assemblyman, the work has just flowed into the company from the grateful government.
The list at the official Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) shows no less than 59 major public contracts totalling some RM50 million !
|Bil||Tajuk||Tarikh Anugerah||Nilai (RM)||Kilen|
|1.||Proposed Operation And Maintanence Of Tidal Control Gates And Other Associated Works At Asajaya Drainage Scheme For Year 2012, Asajaya District, Samarahan Division||02-02-2012||RM 171,300.00||JABATAN PENGAIRAN & SALIRAN SARAWAK (BAHAGIAN SAMARAHAN)|
|2.||Construction & Completion Of Re-Roofing & Associated Renovation Works To Astana||23-12-2011||RM||JABATAN KERJA RAYA SARAWAK|
|3.||Construction & Completion Of Re-Roofing & Associated Renovation Works To Astana||23-12-2011||RM 1,258,300.00||JABATAN KERJA RAYA SARAWAK|
|4.||Construction of RC Road To Jalan Kampung From Rumah Radau To Rumah Kaong, Undop, Sri Aman||01-12-2011||RM 432,400.00||JABATAN KERJA RAYA SARAWAK|
|5.||Construction of RC Road To Jalan Sungai Putong, Undop, Sri Aman Division||01-12-2011||RM 435,000.00||JABATAN KERJA RAYA SARAWAK|
|6.||The Construction And Completion Of Security Guard House And Infrastructure Works At Batang Ai Power Station||22-11-2011||RM 220,704.00||SYARIKAT SESCO BERHAD|
|7.||Prop. Const. & Comp. Of A New 355mm HDPE Pipeline From Mile 15 Traffic Light Junction (Jln Mambong Junction) To Connect To The Existing Kpg Duras Pipeline Along Kuching/Serian Road||07-10-2011||RM 865,000.00||JABATAN KERJA RAYA SARAWAK|
|8.||Const. & Comp. Of Prop.Concrete Footpath, Galvanized Railing & Improvement Of Existing Footpath At Jln Song Thian Cheok, Jln Padungan, Jln Bukit Mata & Jln Tunku Abdul Rahman||24-06-2011||RM 390,985.00||MAJLIS BANDARAYA KUCHING SELATAN|
|9.||Construction & Completion Of The Proposed Taman Bimbingan Kanak-Kanak (Tabika) At Kampung Seduku, Lingga Sri Aman||07-02-2011||RM 418,390.00||JABATAN KERJA RAYA SARAWAK|
|10.||Baikpulih Jalan Bandar Serian (Fasa I)||14-12-2010||RM 509,155.00||MAJLIS DAERAH SERIAN|
|11.||Menaiktaraf Jalan Di Kampung Sinjan/Sungai Bedil||28-10-2010||RM 458,588.00||DEWAN BANDARAYA KUCHING UTARA|
|12.||Proposed Guardrail Installation At Various Location Along CH24+000 – /CH58+000 Jalan Kuching/Sibu||01-10-2010||RM 1,399,455.00||JABATAN KERJA RAYA SARAWAK|
|13.||Construction Of Road At Kubu Mali & Gereja Kubu Mali, Skrang, Sri Aman Division||01-10-2010||RM 218,300.00||JABATAN AKAUNTAN NEGARA CAWANGAN TERENGGANU|
|14.||Const. And Comp. Of 5-Units Single Storey Staff Quarters And Guard House At Selangau 275kV Substation, Security Guardhouse At Sibu Regional Office, Sibu||01-09-2010||RM 576,116.45||SYARIKAT SESCO BERHAD|
|15.||Pembesaran Kpg. Salak/ Kpg. Pasir Panjang/ Kpg. Pasir Pandak, Santubong||20-04-2010||RM 11,306,835.40||JABATAN KERJA RAYA SARAWAK|
|16.||Proposed Re-Roofing Works For Bangunan Pustaka||16-12-2009||RM 288,000.00||JABATAN KERJA RAYA SARAWAK|
|17.||Proposed Re-roofing Works For Bangunan Pustaka||16-12-2009||RM 288,000.00||JABATAN KERJA RAYA MIRI|
|18.||Proposed Repair And Upgrading Works To Limbang Business Premises on||21-08-2009||RM 337,373.00||PERBADANAN PEMBANGUNAN EKONOMI SARAWAK|
|19.||Proposed Rehabilitation Works At Asajaya Drainage Scheme Block IV,||07-01-2009||RM||JABATAN KERJA RAYA SARAWAK|
|20.||Re-tender: Proposed Replacement of Soil, Waste & Vent Piping System and Water Storage Tank at Wisma Bapa Malaysia, Petra Jaya||17-12-2008||RM 846,300.00||JABATAN KERJA RAYA SARAWAK|
|21.||Proposed Improvement Works To The Existing skylight Roofing At The Indoor Stadium Sarawak,||21-10-2008||RM 274,000.00||JABATAN KERJA RAYA|
|22.||Construction & Completion Of The Proposed Renovation Works To UPKJ, State Financial Secretary Office, Floor 7, Bangunan Satok||28-07-2008||RM 329,360.00||JABATAN KERJA RAYA|
|23.||Const. & Comp. Of Prop. Improvement Works At Padi Infrastructure Improvement Project (PIIP) At Rh Johnson, Seduku Panjai||27-05-2008||RM 460,999.00|
|24.||T/097/06/2007 Site clearing and earth filling works for Proposed Animal Quarantine Complex at Bako, Kuching Division||21-09-2007||RM 780,638.00||JABATAN KERJA RAYA|
|25.||Proposed Reconstruction Of The Concrete Drain Along Jalan Bunga Raya, Kampung Pinang Jawa||23-07-2007||RM 183,323.00||DEWAN BANDARAYA KUCHING UTARA|
|26.||Proposed Design, Construction, Erection, Completion, Testing And Commissioning Of 100FT Monopole At Lot 1345, Block 2, Sungai Merah Town District (Wong Ting Hock Lane)- T1100033||17-05-2007||RM 230,000.00||SACOFA SDN BHD|
|27.||The Const. & Comp. Of The Prop. Renovation To The Botany Building At Sarawak Biodiversity, Semengoh, Jln Borneo Heights,||16-05-2007||RM 499,760.00||PUSAT KEPELBAGAIAN SARAWAK|
|28.||The Proposed Construction And Completion Of 2 Units Semi-Detached Type ‘B’ Factory (sublots 21 And 22) For Phase 1, Stakan Mixed Development At Jalan Stakan,||07-03-2007||RM 367,714.00||BORNEO DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (SARAWAK) SDN. BHD.|
|29.||Construction And Completion Of New Government Quarters At Asajaya, Samarahan Division||15-08-2006||RM 632,677.00||JABATAN KERJA RAYA|
|30.||Proposed Railing (Parapet) Improvement To Satok Flyover,||13-07-2006||RM 267,500.00||DEWAN BANDARAYA KUCHING UTARA|
|31.||Proposed Design, Const & Completion Of Pesantren Abdul Taib Mahmud (PATM) Di Sadong Jaya, Kota Samarahan (Road, Car Parks, Drains & Turfing)||26-04-2006||RM 938,500.00||BORNEO DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (SARAWAK) SDN. BHD.|
|32.||Watermain Extension To RH Gendang,||12-04-2006||RM||JABATAN KERJA RAYA SARAWAK|
|33.||Prop. Renovation Works To Store, Accounts, GIs/IT, Mechanical Branch, JKR Headquarters, Wisma Saberkas||17-03-2006||RM 337,002.39||JABATAN KERJA RAYA|
|34.||Proposed Upgrading Of Road and Drainage in Batu Lintang Residential Area,||11-11-2005||RM 861,168.00||DEWAN BANDARAYA KUCHING UTARA|
|35.||The Proposed Construction and Completion of 6 Units Detached Factory (4 units Type ‘A’ Sublot 1-2 & 5-6 And 2 units Type ‘B’ Sublot 23-24) For Phase 1 Stakan Jaya Mixed Development at Jalan Stakan Melayu,||25-10-2005||RM 1,104,098.00||BORNEO DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (SARAWAK) SDN. BHD.|
|36.||Proposed New Tai Chi Plaza, Water Feature (1 & 2), Service Road, Compound Lightings, Walkway A And The Upgrading Of Jogging Track At Kuching Park, Kuching.||10-03-2005||RM 863,318.00||MAJLIS BANDARAYA KUCHING SELATAN|
|37.||Proposed Road And Drainage Improvement At Taman Sejoli And Jalan Menggris, Kuching.||16-12-2004||RM 888,612.00||DEWAN BANDARAYA KUCHING UTARA|
|38.||The Construction And Completion Of The Proposed 12 Units Of Double Storey Semi-Detached Houses On Lot 1473, Block 18, Salak Land District||13-10-2003||RM 1,493,064.00||BORNEO DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (SARAWAK) SDN BHD|
|39.||Proposed Drainage Improvement At Jln Tunku, Awang Wal, Baki Liber & Tan Sri Abang Marzuki, Kg. Tunku Of Jln Astana||14-04-2003||RM 1,543,638.00||DEWAN BANDARAYA KUCHING UTARA|
|40.||Proposed Premixing Of Various Road In Sri Aman District, Bhgn Sri Aman For The Year 2003||07-04-2003||RM 781,782.21||MAJLIS DAERAH SRI AMAN|
|41.||Prop Road & Drainage Improvement At Jln Kapor, Lorong Kapor 7A, 9 & 9A||28-02-2003||RM 878,388.00||DEWAN BANDARAYA KUCHING UTARA|
|42.||Proposed Upgrading Of Jalan Muhibbah||12-12-2002||RM 1,312,000.00||DEWAN BANDARAYA KUCHING UTARA|
|43.||Prop. Drainage & Road Improvement Along Jln. Hj. Bolhassan & Jln. Patinggi Ali||12-12-2002||RM 788,000.00||DEWAN BANDARAYA KUCHING UTARA|
|44.||Prop. Upgrading Work & Improvement To Existing Multi-Proposed Hall At RPR Phase II, Jalan Astana||24-10-2002||RM 1,167,087.10||DEWAN BANDARAYA KUCHING UTARA|
|45.||Upgrading Of Jln Tun Abang Haji Openg – Traffic Light Junction For Bulatan Dato Bandar,||17-07-2002||RM 901,688.00||DEWAN BANDARAYA KUCHING UTARA|
|46.||Proposed Nursery At Depo DBKU, Jalan Depo, Petra Jaya||08-04-2002||RM 640,815.48||DEWAN BANDARAYA KUCHING UTARA|
|47.||Proposed Improvement /Upgrading Of Various Road With Asphaltic Concrete (Premix)/ Bitumen Tarsealing In Sri Aman District||01-04-2002||RM 707,543.50||MAJLIS DAERAH SRI AMAN|
|48.||Proposed Footpath/ Cycleway Network At Lorong Sky Garden 8A, 8A1, 8A2 And Part Of Jalan Stapok||18-03-2002||RM 583,000.00||DEWAN BANDARAYA KUCHING UTARA|
|49.||Construction & Completion Of Proposed Pusat Jagaan Harian Warga Tua||25-01-2002||RM 549,769.80||JKR SARAWAK|
|50.||Proposed Upgrading Of Jalan Taman Budaya||31-12-2001||RM 938,300.00||DEWAN BANDARAYA KUCHING UTARA|
|51.||Proposed Drainage Improvement Works At Sg. Sinjan Kecil, Petra Jaya, Kuching Division, Sarawak.||28-06-2000||RM 738,186.00||JABATAN PENGAIRAN DAN SALIRAN SARAWAK|
|52.||C & C Of Lower Sadong Drainage Scheme, Samarahan Division, Sarawak.||15-12-1999||RM 1,169,576.00|
|53.||Proposed Drainage Improvement At Kampung Semariang Batu, Kuching, Sarawak.||12-10-1999||RM 673,339.00|
|54.||Improve. Roads, Kg.Roads, Begu & Sidanau, Sekuduk/Chupak, Bayur & Bawang, Selang Laut, Stampin-Lrg.3 & 7 & Kg.Bt.Kitang.||06-10-1999||RM 638,548.00|
|55.||Proposed Demak Laut Hawker’s Centre On Lot 1124, Block 7, Muara Tebas Land District, Kuching, Sarawak.||19-08-1999||RM 1,657,768.30|
|56.||Proposed Foothpath/Cycle Network For The Kuching Millenium Park, Petra Jaya, Kuching, Sarawak.||13-08-1999||RM 535,880.00|
|57.||C & C Of 2 Blocks Of 4-Storey 6 Units Class ‘F’ Flat At Sek. Men. Kerajaan Bakong, Beluru, Miri Division, Sarawak.||03-05-1999||RM 1,983,800.00|
|58.||Improvement, Repair & Re-painting Works To SM Sains Miri, Miri Division, Sarawak.||25-11-1998||RM 536,888.00|
|59.||Const. & Comp. Of Klinik Desa At Kuala Mendalam, Limbang Div., Sarawak||06-11-1998||RM 545,000.00|
RM50 million in contracts may not be the same sort of money that the likes of Alfred Jabu, the Deputy Chief Minister has been making out of the companies his own family runs. Or indeed Daud Abdul Rahman’s Eastbourne Corporation construction and property empires, which are worth billions.
However, as a former barrister trained at Grays Inn, London, Roland Sagah can only be too aware of what constitutes conflict of interest. And he knows that his new career as a part-time politician/ part-time construction company director is a very good example of it.
Clearly, he just wasn’t making enough out of his legal practice and his Assemblyman’s salary to keep him and his wife happy. In fact it is his wife, Kelly Ak Rebid, who lives with him at his home, aptly named Mirubuh Cottage, who is his fellow Director and Sharholder of the company!
The husband and wife team owning the multi-million ringgit construction company Cottage Holdings Sdn Bhd
Have these so-called representatives of the people no shame or has BN become so utterly and helplessly corrupt, that these YB’s have lost sight between what is right and wrong and no longer bother to hide their misdeeds?