20 Nov 2020
Press statement by MCA Vice President Datuk Tan Teik Cheng
DAP’s flip-flopping attitude towards KVDT 2 contractor
In the recent controversy surrounding the Klang Valley Double Tracking Phase 2 (KVDT 2) project, both DAP former Transport Minister Anthony Loke and DAP Bukit Mertajam MP Steven Sim have made themselves spokesperson for the previous contractor-Dhaya Maju Infrastructure (Asia) Sdn Bhd (DMIA).
However, if we check the reports, Anthony Loke himself also announced the re-tender of the KVDT 2 project in September 2018, yet why has he turned 180 now? Purely out of spite?
Even more strangely, in July 2019, when Anthony Loke was answering a question by PAS Pasir Mas, he confirmed that the Malayan Railways (KTMB) sent letters to the Finance Minister of that time Lim Guan Eng to tell him of problems faced from the first phase of the project. If Anthony Loke is aware of the firm having issues from the get go, why did he continue to give them the second phase tender?
Does DMIA and DAP share a certain bond? Such that Anthony Loke and Steven Sim would so zealously defend the contractor even after it was revealed by KTMB to have issues during the project?
For the interest of the Rakyat, the Transport Ministry has reopened bidding to ensure that the project is given to the company most capable and suitable for it. Hence, I urge DAP leaders to stop politicising this issue.
Datuk Tan Teik Cheng
MCA Vice President