Shar101’s scoop on TRC

Well, it seemed Shar 101 has a scoop. Not bad for a newbie. Titled “KING IN WAITING?” (in bold capital letters), this is a story about a Pak Lah crony construction company, been enjoying all these wonderful direct negotiation projects and failed to do a good job (in the case of the runway lights failure at the Kuala Terengganu airport extension project).

Even the DYMM SPB YDP Agong and his majesty’s entourage were affected by this below par work at the Sultan Mahmud Airport in Kuala Terengganu (Bernama report):

Airport lights still out, King’s flight postponed

KUALA TERENGGANU: A special flight scheduled to take Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin back to Kuala Lumpur had to be cancelled last night as the runway lights were still not operating due to damaged power cables.

A palace spokesman said Tuanku Mizan was to return to the federal capital aboard a special aircraft at 10.45pm after gracing the prize-giving ceremony of the YDSMPENN Endurance Challenge 2007 at the Kelab Teluk Warisan in Pulau Duyong, near here.

“His Majesty’s special flight has been postponed to 8am tomorrow (today),” he said when contacted.

Tuanku Mizan had been in Terengganu since Tuesday to participate in the two-day championship which ended at Lembah Bidong, Setiu, yesterday.

On Saturday night, about 300 passengers were stranded at the airport after the runway lights failed to function, forcing all three night flights to be cancelled.

Malaysia Airport Holdings Bhd (MAHB) said in a statement last night that repair works on the cables were to have been completed yesterday morning.

It was learnt that the contractor engaged had carried out tests on the runway lights at 7.30pm but the lights did not function.

MAS, AirAsia and Firefly flights out of the airport last night were also affected. – Bernama


So Shahrir Samad, Khalid Nordin and what looks like Norza Zakaria, were in collaboration in this company? What are you going to say now, Shahrir (

For the record, Australian trained chartered accountant Dato’ Mohd Norza Zakaria was an aspiring UMNO Youth Exco who wanted to go for the Deputy Head post in the Aug 2004 party elections. He bowed out in favour of Khairy Jamaluddin, who eventually won the seat uncontested. He was then rewarded the powerful Political Secretary to the Minister Finance II seat (because PM Dato’ Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi already appointed Dato’ Reezal Merican as the more powerful Political Secretary to the Minister of Finance post, Norza had to settle for this job). The UMNO Wilayah Persekutuan Youth Head later was appointed as an UMNO Supreme Council member by the UMNO President.

So it seems TRC’s linkage is complete. This fashion of dishing out contracts listed under RMK 9 amongst selected same companies through direct negotiations is exactly what former Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad was questioning when he commented on Dato’ Annuar Musa’s announcement that an extra RM three billion more is sought for Kelantan, yesterday, at the Majlis Tindakan Rakyat Kelantan’s Annual Lecture series in Kota Bahru.

* We at BigDogDotCom are in full support of the investigations be carried out by ACA and UMNO Disciplinary Board, to ensure that UMNO Leaders are free from corruption/misuse of power in the capacity as public office bearers. This is pertinent to for UMNO to weed out personalities that will eventually run the nationalist party to the dogs. We at BigDogDotCom take this matter very seriously when the UMNO Leader in question an aspirant to hold top party position and any misconduct of corrupt practices will reflect on public opinion on the UMNO led Federal Government and party itself.


Published in: on May 7, 2007 at 19:19  Comments (7)  

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  1. So, nothing changes in spite of promises of transparency, etc. Nothing changes. We may even regressed.

  2. Brother,

    Zorro already unmasked himself. I am taking his place. I called myself POLITICA. Congrat to Shar101 for the scoop…
    Visit me at


  3. This was posted in Malaysia Today comment section on this article 08V07 1050hrs.

    “nazham wrote:
    Actually TRC is controlled by PJ Apek. Control office at Taman Rasa Sayang in PJ. Everybody knows that Dato’ Shahrir and Kalid Nordin were paid around RM5k per month (may be now increase to 10k due to the raise of milk’s price (susu cap junjung). Aiya Those Shahrir and Khalid are just like Mahathir say.. uncapable Johorean (in business). Everything had to depend on non-bumi. We better forget what’s Shahir trying to say or been trying to show… “

  4. Big projects failed. Big dog’s name came out. So Malaysian.

  5. […] Kronisma dalam pentadbiran PM Abdullah mula menjejaskan rakyat, termasuk DYMM Seri Paduka Baginda Yang DiPertuan Agong apabila sistem diLapangan Terbang Sultan Mahmud, Kuala Terengganu rosak dan semua penerbangan dibatalkan/tunda. […]

  6. […] pernah dikaitkan dengan syarikat pembinaan TRC Bhd. dalam “Shar 101’s scoop on TRC” dan “KING IN WAITING” kerana penglibatan dan hubungan rapat beliau dengan […]

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