Let police investigate railwaymen's report, says Transport Ministry

PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): The Transport Ministry (MOT) will leave it to the police to conduct an investigation on the reports made by the Railwaymen Union of Malaysia (RUM) against a senior ministry officer.

''MOT takes cognisance of the police reports lodged and leaves it to the police to conduct an investigation and will wait for the outcome, '' said the ministry in a statement on Friday (May 7).

Police reports have been lodged as highlighted in the Facebook account of RUM president, Abdul Razak Md Hassan.

Abdul Razak, in his post, stated that RUM had lodged a police report against MOT secretary-general Datuk Isham Ishak for allegedly slandering him on the topic of diesel multiple unit (DMU) trains.

MOT said it was still adhering to its statement dated April 7,2021: "Real facts to counter Sabahkini12 blog" (Fakta Sebenar Tepis Blog Sabahkini12) and on April 8: "Replies to baseless accusations on DMU trains (Jawapan kepada tuduhan tidak berasas berkaitan tren DMU)".

On April 8, MOT explained that 13 units of new DMU trains were to be used to replace the existing locomotives and passenger coaches for the east coast route because the conditions of the existing locomotives required high maintenance cost and often broke down.

MOT was replying to allegations by Abdul Razak that the DMU trains were being used in a hurry as well as issues linked to the safety level of the DMU train fuel tank components, the quality of DMU train window glass and facilities at the train depot. – Bernama

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