By now everyone should be aware that a major crisis is taking place in the bus industry. The shut down of CityLiner bus services throughout was the major ‘tipping pint’ in a series of crises [TRANSIT: refer to our “No Bus for You” series of posts] that showed the precarious state of public transport and […]
Tag: Ministry of Finance
KTM Update: Another restructuring for KTMB promises to accomplish what earlier restructuring(s) did not
TRANSIT took note of this article which describes plans for another corporate restructuring at KTMB. It is sad that the Malayan Railway has still not managed to figure out whether it is supposed to be a government agency, corporate entity, or something in between. TRANSIT remembers earlier corporate restructurings that have happened for KTMB. Well, […]
Updated with comments from TRANSIT! TRANSIT has taken note of a series of articles in Free Malaysia Today, detailing an interview with SPAD Chair Syed Hamid Albar. TRANSIT will reserve our comments until the entire series is posted. In the meantime you can find links to the articles (3 at the time of this posting) […]
MRT Update: 2 new companies to handle MRT project instead of Prasarana
TRANSIT has taken note that the Ministry of Finance has created two new companies to handle the MRT project, taking it away from Prasarana in an interesting about turn. MRT Co. is the government company responsible for the management of the entire MRT project including planning & costing, while Dana Infra will be responsible for […]
KTM Update: Railwaymen’s Union to strike at the ‘heart’ of Malaysia?
Any way you look at it, the recent protest by the Railwaymen’s Union appears to be a game changer in Malaysian politics and certainly within the public transport industry. Not only has the RUM protested publicly & directly against KTMB President Dr. Aminuddin, the Chief of RUM (Abdul Razak Md. Hassan) has clearly threatened that […]
Is the Railwaymen’s Union becoming political? That is the question that was running through the minds of TRANSIT members when we learnt that the KTM Railwaymen’s Union had written a letter to Prime Minister Najib Razak to protest the reappointment of Dr. Aminuddin Adnan as president of KTMB for a second 2 year term. Now, […]
Putrajaya overrules Prasarana for a third time. (Update #2)
Update: At least one wakil rakyat has chosen to speak up so we decided to change the title of our post. Guess who it is? No point, as you already know that it is Tony Pua (since no other wakil rakyat really appear to follow these finance issues, let alone speak up)! Update: According to this […]
Update: Prasarana MD Shahril Mokhtar has denied the allegation! from Perkasa! TRANSIT took note of this very surprising (but not wholly unexpected) statement from Perkasa, a Malay-rights organization headed by MP Ibrahim Ali, claiming that MMC-Gamuda was blocking Bumi companies in the MRT project. This is in response to complaints mentioned in the Malaysian media […]
MRT Update: First contract running into controversy?
TRANSIT took note of this article today which states that the first contract for the Klang Valley MRT project (for the Independent Check Engineer) has been approved by the Finance Ministry, overruling an earlier rejection by Prasarana. MRT’s first contract runs into controversy (The Malaysian Insider) Thu, Apr 14, 2011 By Jahabar Sadiq Editor KUALA […]
TRANSIT is hearing disturbing news from the Malaysian Insider. It is nothing new. The plain, same o same o story. The. MRT. Has. Been. Conceived. Without. A. Plan. Period. SPAD: MRT financing, project manager’s fees not finalised yet (The Malaysian Insider) By Jahabar Sadiq April 08, 2011 Nur Kamal said actual work on the MRT […]