【明報專訊】THE scandal over the MTR Shatin to Central Link is spiraling out of control, as the government has confirmed that the diaphragm walls of a Hung Hom station platform severely deviated from the plans of the Highways Department. It is definite that lies and falsehoods are involved in the scandal. The incident, the most serious scandal over a transportation infrastructure project in Hong Kong, has shaken the public's confidence in railway safety. The matter cannot be resolved simply because the MTR management has "bowed out of" the company. The law enforcement departments must investigate in depth whether anyone should be held criminally responsible.