Selangor MCA to submit MACC report on DRT Project

Selangor MCA Youth will submit a report to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission this week in regards to the Selangor Government’s Demand Responsive Transport (DRT).

Andy Teoh Tuck Wah, youth chief of the Petaling Jaya MCA Division, said that they had filed a police complaint on May 29 allowing authorities investigate Asia Mobility Technologies Sdn. Bhd.

He said that after a thorough investigation, the police determined that the case should be forwarded to the MACC.

Teoh told a Monday (10 June) press conference that the case was classified as an RLA (Referral to Another Agency). We will therefore go to MACC to file a report this week.

Teoh stated that the intent of the report was to trigger an investigation by the appropriate authorities, and not to pre-accuse anyone. This is especially true since the project involved public funds.

“We don’t even know if it’s a contract or a proof-of-concept. Let the authorities explain if there’s nothing wrong. Selangor’s government can confirm that this is a proof-of-concept and they will not be paid any money,” he said.

MCA Youth had urged MACC in the past to conduct an open and transparent investigation of the DRT project.

MCA Youth Secretary-General Saw Yee Fung presented a memo at the MACC HQ on June 6th, urging the commission to take action. The memo highlighted that 25 more ride-hailing services are licensed by Land Public Transport Agency.

Asia Mobility Technologies Sdn Bhd’s participation in DRT caused public outrage. Several quarters demanded that the Selangor Government reveal how they were awarded the project.

Asia Mobility Technologies, the company founded by Hannah Yeoh Yeoh’s husband Ramachandran Muniandy in 2018, is Asia Mobility Technologies’ chief executive officer.

Yeoh said on 1 June that she was pleased with the investigation into Asia Mobility, which had provided a proof-of-concept (POC) of the DRT project.

The DRT, or Demand-Based Ride-Sharing Transit Service, is a ride-sharing service that improves last-mile and first-mile connectivity in public transport.

The RM25mil Selangor Mobiliti Initiative announced in the 2023 state budget will improve the public transportation ecosystem.

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