Deputy minister denies Putrajaya cancelling all BN-approved projects

Deputy Works Minister Mohd Anuar Mohd Tahir says projects which benefit the people will be expedited. (AFP pic)

ALOR SETAR: The public has been urged to ignore rumours that the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government will cancel all development projects approved by the previous government.

Deputy Works Minister Mohd Anuar Mohd Tahir said such rumours were deliberately spread by certain parties who were dissatisfied with the more transparent government administration and wanted to frighten the people.

“Some people say that the new government has delayed many projects, does not even want to build mosques. It’s all rumours, most likely from people who are dissatisfied with the government.

“Actually, these are just accusations because the government really cares about the needs of the people and we must implement projects which have been given priority, except the mega projects which we indeed have to stop first and review,” he said after visiting the New East Diversion Road project from the Simpang Kuala Junction to Jalan Tun Razak, here, today.

Anuar said, although the government faced financial constraints, it remained committed to not disappoint public expectations and projects that were considered “critical” and should be expedited would be implemented as soon as possible.

He pointed out that the government did not practise the direct giving of tenders, on the other hand, projects went through open tenders so that more qualified contractors could contribute to them.