We all know about the disgraceful disaster of the MMRR2, the RM120 million Middle Ring Road Two.
So, leaving aside that no one’s yet to be blamed for its eponymous (humpty-dumpty-ish) construction, the government called in consultants and whatnot to repair a RM120 million disaster.
The repair cost was estimated at RM18 million but at the ‘end of the day’, the Opposition DAP asked why the actual repair bill had shot up 4 times the original estimate, to a humongous RM70 million.
I am flabbergasted that Humpty Dumpty had the bloody gall to say: “The initial figure did not take into consideration the RM8 million paid to a foreign consultant.
Has this been the way the Works Ministry ‘work’, forgetting intrinsic costs like consultancy in a repair case of monumental proportions? Has the staff been so incompetent as to leave out the very first item when costing the repair?
Then Humpty added that the cost also inflated because the number of pillars needed to be repaired also doubled from 18 to 36.
I am just sick of such nonsensical feedback from Humpty. But being the arrogant minister he has always been, he ticked off the DAP for daring to question him to account for a cost under his ministry management that quadrupled?