Irresponsible contractors to be blacklisted in database

Datuk Dr Sim Kui Hian

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KUCHING, Nov 8: The Local Government and Housing Ministry will blacklist all irresponsible contractors on a centralised database (big data) to prevent them from moving from one council to another.

Its minister Senator Datuk Dr Sim Kui Hian said many times in the past, when a contractor was blacklisted by one council, he would go to another council, even to a local council in another town.

“I want to make sure the (irresponsible) contractors are blacklisted — their names, IC (identification card) and information — to be made known across all the local councils, including those (the agencies) under me, like DID (Department of Irrigation and Drainage) and Sewerage Department,” said Dr Sim on the sidelines of the State Legislative Assembly sitting at the State Legislative Assembly Complex here today.

“We want to make sure that the money (of the local government) is well spent and we will continue to improve some of the SOP (standard operating procedures),” said Dr Sim.

Dr Sim who is Batu Kawah assemblyman stressed that contractors who are responsible would not have to worry about being blacklisted.

He said the ministry has set up SOP to ensure all local councils continue to provide efficient services.

He would improve and fine-tune the SOP where one of the major efforts will be blacklisting irresponsible contractors on the database. — DayakDaily