Malaysia says to review rail project to Singapore, east coast


An artist's impression of the High Speed Rail Terminal in Jurong East. Malaysia's new PM Mahathir Mohamad has vowed to review some projects approved by the earlier administration.
An artist's impression of the High Speed Rail Terminal in Jurong East. Malaysia's new PM Mahathir Mohamad has vowed to review some projects approved by the earlier administration.PHOTO: FARRELLS

KUALA LUMPUR (REUTERS) - Malaysia will review the implementation of mega projects such as the high-speed rail line to Singapore, and a US$14 billion (S$18.8 billion) rail project connecting the country's east and west coasts, state news agency Bernama reported on Tuesday (May 22), citing the economic affairs minister.

Mohamed Azmin Ali also said the government will ensure projects that will be implemented in the future are transparent and open, without any direct deals, according to Bernama.

 

Malaysia's new Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has vowed to review some projects approved by the earlier administration, including the East Coast Rail Line - a RM55 billion (S$18.55 billion) rail project that will link Malaysia's east coast on the South China Sea to Kuala Lumpur and the strategic shipping routes through the Strait of Malacca in the west.