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Tuesday August 19, 2014 MYT 3:52:00 PM
Tuesday August 19, 2014 MYT 4:33:50 PM
by d. kanyakumari
PETALING JAYA: MRT Corp CEO Datuk Azhar Abdul Hamid has resigned over Monday night's construction site accident in Kota Damansara that claimed three lives.
"As of tomorrow, I am no longer the CEO," he told a press conference at the site here Tuesday.
Azhar said he had always been very strict over safety measures at MRT sites but such incidents had occurred over and over again.
"I have done my best, but I have evidently failed and therefore will be handing over my duties.
"I was told that some security measures were not followed by the sub-contractors and if that really is the case, I will make sure MRT Corp never works with them again," he said.
He said that despite his departure from the company, he would see the case through and ensure that the families of the deceased be given justice.
Three Bangladeshi workers were killed when a concrete span at the site collapsed at 8.30pm.
Meanwhile, it is learnt that MRT Corp's stakeholder relations and land management director Haris Fadzilah Hassan would take over until the Government appoints a new CEO.
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