This is an abandoned ward project, which lies between University Malaya Medical Centre’s (UMMC) Menara Timur and the surau.
It was started in 2002, has been abandoned since 2003.
According to the VC of Malaysia's #2 university, ‘We started the project in good faith and expected the rest of the money to come because approval had been given under the 8th Malaysia Plan’.
It gets funnier.
“The building was initiated under the 7th Malaysia Plan, with the building designed to be done in two phases because there was not enough funds in the 7th Malaysia Plan. Thus, funding for the project had to be spilled over to the 8th Malaysia Plan,” said Dr Jamiyah.
On April 22, 2004 [this is during the 8th Malaysia Plan] , the Finance Ministry officially told UMMC that there were not enough funds to finance the project due to the economic downturn and asked UMMC to resubmit applications for funds in the 9th Malaysia Plan instead.
btw, I'm no expert in this area, but in building works, i don't think there's a "one plan fits all" philospohy. what do you think, maverick?
somehow, at the back of my mind, i have this nagging suspision that Semi Value wants to do some compulsory acquistion somewhere, and this statement is building up to the announcement.