KLANG GATES RIDGE TO REMAIN UNTOUCHED AS SELANGOR AGREES TO ORIGINAL ROUTE OF ECRL PROJECT
The Selangor Government has agreed to proceed with the Northern Alignment of the East Coast Railway Link (ECRL), and has approved the ECRL Section C which will involve the route from Mentakab to Gombak and from Gombak to Serendah and Port Klang.
On Thursday, Dec 2, Transport Minister Wee Ka Siong thanked Chief Minister of Selangor Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari for the state’s agreement to the original route.
Wee said the project will continue with the cost to remain at the projected RM50 billion.
The ECRL is an electric rail network of 665 kilometers from Kota Bharu in Kelantan to Port Klang in Selangor. The project is part of China’s Belt and Road (BRI) initiative, that is expected to attract investments as well cut travel time and generate economic growth along its route from the West Coast to the East Coast which faces the South China Sea.
The Selangor MB also gave assurance of consideration for environmental issues, especially those related to Quartz Ridge (Permatang Kuarza) and Batu Dam (Empangan Batu).
Minister’s “Malay-only IGP” statement erroneous, says MP
ON Tuesday, Nov 30, Member of Parliament for Ipoh Barat M. Kula Segaran took to task Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri M. Saravanan for a statement he made in Parliament that only a Malay person can become the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) of the country.
In a press statement issued Wednesday, Kula said he had pointed out that it was erroneous statement and that any Malaysian irrespective of his or her race could become the IGP.
“Although I asked Saravanan to withdraw the statement, he did not and only skirted his mistake and maintained that “positions must be given based on racial composition.” He said this was an important issue that must be addressed by the federal government consisting of Barisan Nasional and the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS).
LANDSLIDE AT GENTING-SIMPANG PULAI ROAD TAKES TWO LIVES
THE Genting Highlands-Simpang Pulai road saw another landslide on Thursday, DEC 2 that saw the deaths of two men. In mid September a landslide along the same route had taken place. In the latest tragedy two men were buried with their vehicles under the debris. The bodies of both victims have been retrieved.