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PR scorecard in Auditor-General's report :: No scheduled maintenace for Penang Hill's trains

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YB Lim Guan Eng, please enlighten rakyat for not carried out scheduled maintenance on Penang Hill’s trains by Penang Hill Corporation.

This is not a petty issue, the safety of million tourists is compromised from such poor maintenance culture.

I accepted the explanation and hope scheduled maintenance is carried out regularly as requested in the operation manual.

Penang Hill Corp defends claims in AG’s report

PENANG HILL Corporation (PHC) has defended the faults highlighted in the auditor-general’s report including the alleged lack of periodical maintenance, claiming that they only received the operations manual three months after they took over.

“When PHC took over the Penang Hill funicular train system project on March 19 last year, the Tourism Ministry did not hand us the contract documents, operation manual, ‘as built’ drawings and a list of replacement tools.

“We only received the operation manual from the Public Works Department (PWD) on June 23 last year, three months after we took over the project.

“During that period, we only operated based on ‘best practice’ maintenance,” said its general manager Maklen Ali, adding that prior to the handover, PHC staff were also not allowed […]