KUALA LUMPUR — July 28, 2018: While welcoming reports of an impending investigation, light rail transit 3 project delivery partner MRCB George Kent Sdn. Bhd. (MRCBGK), has also highlighted the fact that it has two officers from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission on board to ensure compliance, good governance and integrity.
Since the project started in 2015, MRCBGK had requested and received on secondment MACC officer who was made integrity advisor. This official was then appointed a board member. Subsequently MRCBGK made another request and welcomed another MACC officer into the project as chief integrity officer.
In a statement today, the company said it viewed news of the investigation as timely and positive to address public concerns that taxpayers’ money has been misused in the LRT3’s conception and execution.
The company considers the placement of the two MACC officers as unprecedented and that it underscores MRCBGK’s commitment towards integrity, transparency and good governance.
“We believe the investigations will help shed more light on the cost escalation and the project’s scope expansion and will cooperate fully with the authorities when requested.
“We are confident that the outcome will help allay public concerns and restore confidence that the LRT3 is a viable infrastructure that will benefit the people,” said the statement.