Confusion as Lim ‘shocked’ over ECRL cancellation


Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng told reporters that he was shocked at Economic Affairs Minister Azmin Ali’s announcement on the ECRL's cancellation earlier today. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, January 26, 2019.

CONFUSION continues to reign over the future of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) after two senior government ministers appeared to be at odds with each other on the fate of the China-backed mega project.

Earlier today, Economic Affairs Minister Azmin Ali announced that the cabinet had decided on Thursday to cancel the multi-billion dollar project, citing the RM500 million annual interest payments as the main reason for the decision.


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