HSR can continue as long as not funded by the government - Loke
08 Mar 2023 05:11pm
Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook. - FILE PIC
He said, as Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has mentioned before, the government welcomes any proposal from the private sector to continue the mega project.
"We are not stopping it. The prime minister has given me the instruction that we can talk about it. We are open to any proposals from the private sector as long as it is not funded by the government,” he told reporters after speaking at Invest Malaysia, here today.
However, as of now, Loke said the government has yet to receive any specific or complete proposals from the private sector and there is no time line to complete the project because the agreement has been cancelled by the previous administration led by Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
"There is no urgency in terms of reaching any milestone so right now we (Malaysia) are open to a complete new funding mechanism and implementation.” he said.
On Jan 1, 2021, Malaysia and Singapore jointly announced the termination of the HSR project as both countries failed to reach an agreement on changes proposed by Malaysia before the project agreement lapsed on Dec 31, 2020.
Asked about the Carey Island port proposal, Loke said the Port Klang Authority has done a feasibility study on it and a Cabinet paper will be prepared soon.
There are private sectors that are interested to develop the port but now it is still at the preliminary stage, he said - BERNAMA
Op Pintas Bersepadu (TIP) carried out by the D3 Division in collaboration with other law enforcement agencies at a recycling factory processing used goods in Sungai Buloh, Selangor on Thursday.
National Exploited underage foreign workers endure overwork, controlled movements
SUNGAI BULOH - Being overworked, not allowed to leave the premises, besides being under constant surveillance through closed-circuit television (CCTV) were what three underage foreign workers had to go through in their lives as alleged victims of exploitation. The ordeal of the three teenage boys...
Thousands of people protest as part of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Nov 29, 2023. - EPA PIX
National South Africa files lawsuit against Israel at ICJ over Gaza, Malaysia backs legal move
National DAP must crack down on leaders' sensitive comments to avoid future backlash - Amanah
National Ultimate rewards await outstanding redONE sales partners in the car bonanza giveaway
KUALA LUMPUR - The largest mobile virtual network operator in the region redONE Network Sdn Bhd is gearing up to honour and reward its exceptional sales partners nationwide for their outstanding achievements throughout 2023 with the highly anticipated Car Bonanza Giveaway. An annual event, the Car...