Guan Eng hints at ‘ECRL surprise’ for Negri

  • Nation
  • Saturday, 06 Apr 2019

SEREMBAN: Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng has hinted at an “East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) surprise” for Negri Sembilan, saying that the route will include the state if negotiations with the Chinese government are successful and the project continues.

Lim said the project could go on if negotiations between former Council of Eminent Persons chairman Tun Daim Zainuddin and the Chinese government went well and if the government could cut the cost down to RM36bil.

“If this project cost can be cut down to RM36bil, then it is good news – not only for the country but also for Negri Sembilan.

“And I say Negri Sembilan because the route will change and this is good for Negri Sembilan,” said Lim at a ceramah in Kuala Sawah near here last night.

He, however, refused to divulge further about his veiled announcement.

“I ask the press not to ask me about this because I can’t say much about it.

“If you want good news, please support Pakatan Harapan in forming a clean, democratic, fair and united government,” said Lim.

Later, when a reporter asked him to clarify his announcement, the DAP secretary-general simply put a finger to his lips, indicating silence.

He was present in a group ceramah to drum up support for Pakatan candidate Dr S. Streram in the April 13 polls.

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