Rafizi Ramli got it wrong yet again

Dec 18, 2016
Pandan MP Rafizi Ramli got the figures for MRT project wrong yet again.
Pandan MP Rafizi Ramli got the figures for MRT project wrong yet again.

Erring PKR’s Pandan MP Rafizi Ramli got it wrong yet again.

The Mass Rapid Transit Corp Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp) today clarified that the RM21bil cost for the Sungai Buloh-Kajang (SBK) MRT Line mentioned by Prime Minister Najib Razak was for the entire 51km SBK line, phases 1 and 2 of the project.

“Rafizi’s statement is totally incorrect,” said the company.

In a statement on Saturday, the company said total cost for the line was based on the completion of the procurement process and the adoption of a stringent mechanism to control variation orders and claims.

The company was responding to a recent statement by Pandan MP Rafizi Ramli claiming that the sum of RM21bil was only for phase 1.

Phase1 of the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang (SBK) line covers 12 stations and spans 21km from Sungai Buloh to Semantan.

Phase 2 of the SBK Line, which is expected to be completed by July next year, includes a 9.5km underground section from Semantan to Maluri, and a 20.5km elevated section from Maluri to Kajang.

Four years ago, Rafizi claimed at a press conference that “internal sources” had informed him that the whole project had ballooned to RM100 billion, which now proven to be false news.

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