Dhaya Maju-LTAT makes bid to High Court for judgement against Malaysian govt, Wee Ka Siong

Dhaya Maju-LTAT makes bid to High Court for judgment against Malaysian govt, Wee Ka Siong

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KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 20): Dhaya Maju-LTAT Sdn Bhd has applied to the High Court to enter judgement against the Malaysian government and Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong for terminating the company’s Klang Valley Double Tracking (Phase 2) (KVDT 2) contract and owing the firm in excess of RM137 million.

A lawyer from law firm Skrine, which is representing Dhaya Maju-LTAT, said High Court Judge Datuk Aliza Sulaiman had yesterday fixed Dec 23, 2020 for case management.

“The Dec 23 date is case management to fix a hearing of an application to enter judgement on admission of an undisputed sum due to the client,” the lawyer told theedgemarkets.com.

It was reported in August 2020 that the Ministry of Transport will reopen the tender for the KVDT2 project after taking into consideration the results of an extensive study and investigation on the cost of the project. 

Bernama, quoting Wee as saying in a statement, reported that the open tender would be in the interest of optimising the use of public funds for large-scale infrastructure projects. 

"This government (Perikatan Nasional) has closely scrutinised the viability of such projects to gain the best value for the country. 

"For this reason, I wish to announce that the contract for the KVDT2 project will be reopened for tender, to which the Cabinet had agreed,” Wee said. 

Yesterday, theedgemarkets.com reported that Dhaya Maju-LTAT had in September 2020 filed a judicial review to challenge the KVDT2 tender reopening.

It was reported that Dhaya Maju-LTAT had named the government and Wee as defendants in the judicial review application.

"In documents sighted by theedgemarkets.com, Dhaya Maju-LTAT sought declarations that the defendants' decisions to cancel the KVDT2 project, which was awarded on Aug 19 last year, and to reopen the tender for the project, are invalid, null and void,” it reported.

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Chong Jin Hun