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by florence a. samy
VIP guests: Liow and Muhyiddin speaking to an LRT commuter. Also present was SPAD chairman Tan Sri Syed Hamid Albar (fourth left). — Bernama
AMPANG: It was his first day as Transport Minister but Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai wasted no time in getting down to the ground to serve the people.
He boarded the Light Rail Transit (LRT) from Hang Tuah to Ampang station with Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, who later opened the Ampang LRT station’s new multi-storey car park complex here yesterday.
“We took the LRT along with other commuters,” he said.
Liow, who was sworn in as Transport Minister on Friday, used to be Health Minister.
He said the Government would continue to improve public transport, citing the new Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) and LRT extensions in the Klang Valley.
Liow said the “Park and Ride” service at LRT stations could be improved.
He said that Syarikat Prasarana Negara Bhd would create 14 more facilities within the city and its suburbs.
“We hope that with the additional parking spaces, more people will use public transportation,” he added.
On the missing flight MH370, Liow said he would meet Defence Minister and former acting Transport Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein to discuss the next course of action.
“We will discuss how we can further enhance the search for the missing plane. There is also another important meeting regarding MH370 where we will make an announcement later,” he added.
On the recent accidents involving LRT and MRT construction sites, Liow said action would be taken against the contractors responsible as people’s lives were at stake.
“We will not compromise on public safety. We take this and safety at the workplace very seriously.
“I have instructed Prasarana and the ministry to begin an investigation into the latest incidents,” he said.
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