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Subang PKR MP R.Sivarasa in trouble

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KUALA LUMPUR – A partner with the Messrs Daim and Gamany law firm, R. Sivarasa claimed his company did not secure a legal job from the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) as alleged by MCA Youth chief Ching Eu Boon.

Sivarasa who is Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) exco member and MP for Subang, in a text message reply to The Mole, said: “We just proposed our fee of RM15, 000 for the job. We did not get or do the job.’’

He was responding to queries on allegations made by Ching that a legal contract which involved litigation work for a debt case was initially given by MBPJ’s legislative sub-committee to Sivarasa’s firm Daim and Gamany. Ching claimed that Messrs Daim and Gamany secured the job through a tender process on a RM15, 000 submission.

Further to that, Ching had alleged that on June 16 last year the legislative sub-committee had met and decided to hand over the job to DAP MP for Segambut Lim Lip Eng’s law firm Messrs Stella, Lim, and Co for a higher fee of RM55,000.

Asked whether Daim and Gamany deserved the legal job from MBPJ since it offered a lower rate, Sivarasa replied in his text message: “There are several criteria involved, not just price.’’

Sivarasa claimed he had no knowledge of a MBPJ councillor and DAP member Tiew Way Keng who chaired the legislative meeting had misused her position to offer the job to Lim’s law firm at a higher fee.

“I have no knowledge of this. What “legislative” meeting is this?’’ “Anyway best you check the facts with MBPJ first rather than just rely on MCA,” Sivarasa said in his text.

Prior to this, DAP’s Lim refused to comment on allegations that his firm secured the legal job from MBPJ stating it is a client privilege and he is not in the position to say anything on the matter without the client’s approval.

Ching had also claimed he received details on the case from sources from within the DAP. – The Mole