The Malaysia Rail Industry Corporation (MARIC) is established to provide empowerment for Malaysian rail industry players and to fast track the development of local rail industry. The Protem Committee was appointed to perform the function of MARIC committee before the appointment of a permanent committee.
Successful session of meetings have finally centered all effort into the formation of one organization that can unite all rail companies under one vision and similar mission. In August 2016, a few selected companies that represented several prominent sectors in rail were called to shared their overviews about rail industry. In September, the formation of protem committee was established to carry the task of conveying the MARIC messages to the stake holders, industry players and the public.