Malaysian fixed line and broadband operator Telekom Malaysia™ has defended its decision to offer four tenders worth a total of approximately MYR10 billion (USD 2.82 billion) to international companies, according to local news source Business News. The operator was responding to a report issued by the Malay Chamber of Commerce (DPMM) which criticised its tender process for the high speed broadband (HSBB) project. TM claims its decision to award the tenders to international companies was only due to the fact that no domestic company could provide the necessary technology. TM also noted that the tender process had not been completed. DPMM president Syed Ali Attas however said that TM had given priority to foreign suppliers, and effectively blocked local companies.