Malaysia's Sarawak Cable wins state contracts worth $197 million

Kuala Lumpur, Oct 29 (Reuters) - Malaysia's Sarawak Cable Berhad said on Tuesday that a wholly owned unit of the firm has won two contracts worth a total of 618.6 million ringgit ($197.29 million) to build power transmission lines in the eastern state of Sarawak.

The contracts, awarded by state-owned Sarawak Energy Berhad, were won by Trenegy Infrastructure Sdn Bhd, the firm said in a stock exchange filing.

Mahmud Abu Bekir Taib, the son of long-serving Sarawak state chief minister Abdul Taib Mahmud, owns 20.69 percent of Sarawak Cable. State-owned Sarawak Energy, meanwhile, owns 18.75 percent of the firm.

($1 = 3.1355 Malaysian ringgits) (Reporting By Siva Sithraputhran; editing by Tom Pfeiffer)