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It's business as usual for Malaysia Rail Link Sdn Bhd with 14 percent progress achieved on the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project as of yesterday, said the head of corporate communication, Rosmah Mahmud.

“The Council (of Eminent Persons) is fully aware of the progress (made thus far) on the ECRL. There is no stop order of work on ECRL,” she told reporters after a 40-minute meeting between the council and MRL chief executive officer Darwis Abdul Razak in Kuala Lumpur today.

The ECRL is owned by MRL, a special purpose vehicle wholly-owned by the Minister of Finance Incorporated (MOF Inc).

Rosmah pointed out that 14 percent progress made was mostly related to technical work and land acquisition.

Asked on what transpired during the meeting earlier, she said what was discussed is the prerogative of the council to reveal.

“The council is expected to issue a statement by the end of this week,” said Rosmah.

The mammoth RM55 billion budget ECRL will become the longest railway track in the country, when completed.

The project has come under scrutiny because of its burgeoning cost, which critics say is the most expensive on a per kilometre basis.

- Bernama

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