Dr M: Decision to cancel HSR was Pakatan policy from 'the very beginning'
PETALING JAYA: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pic) brushed off allegations that his announcement to cancel the Malaysia-Singapore's high-speed rail (HSR) project preempted the Cabinet decision.
Dr Mahathir said the decision to cancel the HSR was done by Pakatan Harapan from "the very beginning."
"We campaigned on that issue and we won't go away from the decision of the party simply because I couldn't form a Cabinet soon enough," he said at a press conference after the Pakatan presidential council mee ting on Friday (June 1).
On Monday (May 28), Dr Mahathir announced that the HSR project will be axed but noted that it will take some time due to the agreement with Singapore.
However on Tuesday (May 29), Transport Minister Anthony Loke said that the decision on whether or not to drop the project was not discussed in the Cabinet meeting.
Meanwhile, Dr Mahathir assured that the Government will remain "business friendly" to all investors.
"Local or foreign investors will be treated the same way and if there is a problem, it will be attended to.
"We will stick to the rule of law. The law is obvious, plain for everyone to see," he said.Related NewsSource: Google News