MRT Corp CEO Datuk Azhar Abdul Hamid has resigned over Monday night’s construction site accident in Kota Damansara that claimed three lives.

“As of tomorrow, I am no longer the CEO,” he told a press conference at the site here Tuesday.

Azhar said he had always been very strict over safety measures at MRT sites but such incidents had occurred over and over again.

“I have done my best, but I have evidently failed and therefore will be handing over my duties.

“I was told that some security measures were not followed by the sub-contractors and if that really is the case, I will make sure MRT Corp never works with them again,” he said.

He said that despite his departure from the company, he would see the case through and ensure that the families of the deceased be given justice.

Three Bangladeshi workers were killed when a concrete span at the site collapsed at 8.30pm.

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Ini budaya MRT. Kita dalam PAS tak ada budaya ni. Kalah Pilihanraya negeri teruk pun, masih pegang jawatan. Kalau boleh, nak ditalkin dengan jawatan.

‘Duhai sipolan bin sipolan, Ketua PAS Kawasan, Pesuruhjaya PAS Negeri, AJK Majlis Presiden PR…, hari ini engkau berpisah dengan perhiasan dunia’. Kalau bolehlah.

Ana tak lah kata kita ramai-ramai letak jawatan. Tak.

Tapi kalau sudah tidak membantu parti, elok rasanya letak jawatan. Takkan nak tunggu ahli mati dulu baru letak jawatan.

Selamat beramal.