by RAHIMI YUNUS
The Court of Appeal has granted an extension of the ad interim injunction for Dhaya Maju LTAT Sdn Bhd until July 26 over the Klang Valley Double Tracking Phase 2 (KVDT2) contract termination dispute.
With the stay order intact from the judicial review proceedings, the company said the appellate court decision also maintained the status quo — the government cannot call for new tenders for the KVDT2 project.
“We highlighted to the Court of Appeal today that it is important for an interim order to be granted now or else Dhaya Maju LTAT’s Erinford application would be rendered nugatory.
“Although there were objections raised by counsel for Keretapi Tanah Melayu Bhd, the court was of the view that these arguments are to be made during the hearing itself and accordingly granted Dhaya Maju LTAT an ad interim Erinford injunction until July 26, 2021,” the company said in a statement today.
On Sept 7 last year, Dhaya Maju LTAT filed a suit against the government and Transport Minister Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong, seeking among others, a declaration that there existed a valid and binding contract between the company and the government by way of a Letter of Acceptance dated Aug 19, 2019.
The company was also seeking a declaration that any termination or cancellation of the contract by the defendants would be invalid, unlawful and wrongful, and an injunction against both defendants to restrain and prevent them from acting or taking any steps over any cancellation or termination of the contract.