PUTRAJAYA: Dhaya Maju-LTAT Sdn Bhd’s lawsuit against the government over the termination of its Klang Valley Double Tracking Phase 2 (KVDT2) contract has come to an end.
The Federal Court was told today the government has withdrawn an appeal related to the case, after both parties finalised their settlement.
Senior federal counsel Asliza Ali, appearing for the transport ministry, said they have filed a notice to discontinue their appeal over an injunction for the case.
Judge Vernon Ong, who chaired the panel, struck off the appeal and made no order on costs. Fellow judges Abdul Rahman Sebli and Mary Lim also sat on the panel.
In June, the court was told that Dhaya Maju was in the midst of settling its lawsuit against the government.
The contractor had commenced its lawsuit against the government, transport minister Wee Ka Siong and two others in 2020, seeking to declare that the termination of its contract was illegal, unlawful and a violation of a settlement agreement both parties had previously entered into.
They said the government had no basis to terminate the KVDT2 contract on grounds of public interest.
KVDT2 was one of the 101 projects costing RM6.61 billion that the Perikatan Nasional government had alleged were awarded through direct negotiations during the Pakatan Harapan administration.
The project spans 110km, involving two KTM railway tracks – one from Salak South to Seremban and the other from a point between KL Sentral and Angkasapuri to Port Klang.
On May 18, Ismail Sabri Yaakob’s government agreed for Dhaya Maju to continue with the project, based on the terms in the Letter of Acceptance dated Aug 19, 2019.
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