Works Minister Baru Bian says only the PDP model for the Sabah portion of the highway project had been cancelled and replaced with a turnkey contractor model.
Abang Johari Openg says he has no issue as to whether a project delivery partner or turnkey-contractor model is used, so long as the project is not delayed.
Anuar Tahir berkata sebarang laporan mengenai menukar model PDP kepada kontraktor turnkey pada masa ini boleh dianggap spekulasi.
Tian Chua, who is special adviser to the works minister, says the government is still reviewing the project and that nothing has been finalised.
The chief minister confirms reports that the federal government has decided to abandon the existing model in favour of the turnkey contractor model.
Technical committee gets busy with getting a party symbol, sorting out organisational matters and informing the Dewan Rakyat.
Awang Azman Awang Pawi of Universiti Malaya says the move by four Sarawak parties to quit BN is a politically expedient one following the recent general election.
They believe the formation of a powerful alliance is possible after four Sarawak parties quit Barisan Nasional.
Umno Youth chief says the party is ready to cooperate with those who quit BN even if they do not return to the coalition.
Chow Kon Yeow says Sarawak PH has ‘strong views’ about BN parties joining PH, and that it is likely these parties formed Gabungan Parti Sarawak to prevent PH from winning the state in the next state polls.
Abang Johari Openg berkata, 4 parti itu akan membentuk parti berasaskan Sarawak yang dinamakan Gabungan Parti Sarawak.
PBB, SUPP, PRS and PDP will form a coalition of Sarawak-based parties known as Gabungan Parti Sarawak.
PBB, PRS, SUPP and PDP are expected to stay together despite BN's disastrous election outing last week.
Progressive Democratic Party (PDP) gets to defend all its four seats in Sarawak.
Whoever is selected as the BN/PDP candidate can expect a tough challenge from PKR come GE14.
DAP publicity secretary says no company in Malaysia can provide the high 90% financing for the project, which is estimated to cost at least RM35 billion.