40% of ECRL works to be done by Malaysian firms, says Dr M

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today revealed that the original agreement to build East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) did not stipulate the required local contractor participation.

"In the original document there was nothing about Malaysian share of the construction, but now we include also the participation by Malaysian side in the construction of the rail," he told a press conference here today.