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Hundreds of companies under investigation for bid rigging in public procurement

SUBANG JAYA: The government is currently investigating hundreds of companies believed to be involved in bid rigging during public procurements, Domestic Trade and Consumers Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi said.

Bid rigging, or collusive tendering in public procurement, Nanta said, is an open secret that has been exposed over and over again.

Therefore, he said the government through his ministry and the Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) have begun efforts to address and combat the problem.

"I believe everyone knows about the bid rigging cartel. It's not a secret and it has been exposed, which is why MyCC has started the necessary efforts to address this issue.

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