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PETALING JAYA: A transport expert has warned of huge losses in the long run if the proposed Kuala Lumpur-Johor High-Speed Rail (HSR) project goes ahead.

Reacting to a government announcement that a study on the project has been completed and awaiting submission to the Cabinet, transport planning consultant Rosli Azad Khan said the KL-Johor route was not economically wise and that Singapore’s exclusion would make the project unsustainable.

The line links Kuala Lumpur to Iskandar Puteri in Johor. The project replaces the earlier planned Kuala Lumpur-Singapore HSR project.

Rosli said the project required Malaysia to import all materials, “everything from rails to signalling systems, coaches and, even nuts and bolts”.

“All the capital expenditure will flow out to pay for the costs,” he told FMT.

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