Is there a need to privatise PLUS?


While efforts are now underway to prise PLUS away from government ownership, politicians and economists are in agreement that it should stay in government hands, given that this is a critical national infrastructure spanning the length of Peninsular Malaysia.

KUALA LUMPUR: Many politicians and analysts are in agreement that recent calls for the nationalisation of Malaysia’s longest highway that stretches from the Thai border to Singapore are illogical as the North-South Expressway (NSE) was nationalised four years ago.

This happened when PLUS was delisted from Bursa Malaysia and fully taken over by the government via two agencies - the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) and Khazanah-owned UEM Group Bhd.

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