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Guan Eng on HSR: 'You can get something... for half the price.'


  • Nation
  • Saturday, 2 Jun 2018

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng (pic) has said the government’s decision this week to scrap the high-speed rail (HSR) project was not only due to the high price tag of building it, but also steep cost burden to maintain the 350km link in the longer term.

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on Monday (May 28) confirmed plans to abandon the HSR between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore as part of cost-cutting moves to slash federal government debt of over RM1 trillion that had piled up during the nine-year tenure of ousted premier Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

   

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