Mahathir's sons' company Opcom bags Telekom Malaysia contract

Tan Sri Mokhzani Mahathir leads Opcom, which was founded by his brother Mukhriz in November 1994.
Tan Sri Mokhzani Mahathir leads Opcom, which was founded by his brother Mukhriz in November 1994.PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK, BERNAMA) - A subsidiary of Opcom Holdings, a public listed company led by Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's son Mokhzani Mahathir, has bagged a contract from Telekom Malaysia to install broadband services.

In an announcement to the Malaysian bourse on Tuesday (July 31), Opcom said its subsidiary Opcom Cables was awarded a RM11.16 million (S$3.8 million) contract to install and restore the broadband service Rakan Unifi from July 2 until Dec 31, 2019.

According to information on Telekom Malaysia's website, tenders for the Rakan Unifi works and services were issued in January and closed in February.

Opcom accepted the letter of award on May 14, days after Tun Dr Mahathir's Pakatan Harapan coalition won the general election.

"The award is expected to contribute positively towards Opcom group's earnings and net assets for the period of the award," the company said.

Opcom was founded in November 1994 by Tan Sri Mokhzani's brother Mukhriz, who is now Kedah Menteri Besar. Datuk Seri Mukhriz still holds 25.2 per cent of the company's shares, reported news site Malaysiakini.

Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo said on Wednesday he has asked Telekom Malaysia to submit a report on the contract award.

"I have requested a report from TM. When I get that report, I will issue a statement. I asked (for the report) today. I ordered for the report to be sent to me on this matter", he told reporters outside Parliament.

Shares in Opcom have surged 135 per cent since May, closing at 94 sen on Tuesday.