Wednesday, March 29, 2006

MRR2 - Work Minister v JKR

That's a BULL-SHIT, Samy!

The PWD never suggested Halcrow; the former Director-General suggested.

In the first place, PWD had suggested Leonhardt Andra. When the problem of MRR 2 surfaced, the PWD Cawangan Jalan (Roadworks Department) Director was Datuk Razali and by convention, Cawangan Jalan reports directly to the Timbalan Ketua Pengarah I which was at that time under the leadership of Deputy Director-General Datuk Prof Dr Wahid. Datuk Wahid who had been consistent in his judgment and actions when interviewed by the PAC. By some political maneuver, Dr. Wahid was removed from his power-base and substituted by his junior colleague in order to fulfil the conspiracy of the power that is, and power that had been.

By God's grace, this honest engineer survived the political trauma and turmoil and by the grace of the Almighty, was blessed and promoted to the top post of D-G this year. Being the honest man that he had been, and will continue to be, irrespective of the fact that he had put his head on the chopping block for the political master to slay at his convenience, the new D-G stayed consistent to his profound knowledge and insist that 33 beams must be repaired instead of the 13 nos as suggested by Halcrow which was seen as some kind of compromise. Leonhardt Andra, one of the world reknown structural engineers will not compromise on the structural integrity; Halcrow had been seen as much accomodating to the wills of man.

Bridgex Sdn Bhd was appointed to carry out the repairs and the cost is anticipated to be approx RM40 million. The government is paying for it, as announced by Samy Vellu. The repair is in progress but the political trauma hasn't stopped. The political master wants blood; and the honest engineer may have to pay because the prime minister cannot and hasn't the power to protect honest civil servant.

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