Malaysian mobile security system vendor Nexbis has threatened legal action over the stalled border agreement with the government, reports Sun Online.
In a letter to Immigration Controller Abdulla Shahid on August 19, Nexbis complained that it had not received a reply from the Immigration Department to its inquiries after the cabinet decided to proceed with the project.
Nexbis stated in its letter that the company had spent “millions of dollars” to purchase equipment and had even paid import duties to the government, noting that the continuing delays were resulting in financial losses.
The border control agreement was signed on November 17, 2010. However the upgrade was stalled earlier this year when the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) expressed concerns about the deal, claiming that there were “opportunities for corruption” during the bidding process.
If concrete action to implement the border control project was not taken by August 31, Nexbis threatened to take legal action against the Immigration Department and sue for damages.
President’s Press Secretary Mohamed Zuhair told Sun Online that the government would respond to Nexbis before the end of the month.