Noh to try instant solutions

  • Nation
  • Monday, 28 Apr 2008

MALACCA: Entrepreneur and Cooperative Minister Datuk Noh Omar will try to resolve the people’s problems on the spot.

He said he would make it a point to hold question-and-answer session at all his functions as a means to get direct feedback from the ground.

Noh said the ministry’s director-general had been directed on this new initiative as it would be an ideal way of listening to grouses of the people while at the same time resolving their problems immediately if possible.

He said that to complement this a special flying squad, comprising representatives from relevant agencies from his ministry, would be established to take immediate follow-up action on issues.

“The flying squad will handle the grouses raised which could be posed to the ministry or to me during the dialogue sessions including through my blog,” he said, adding that the effort is aimed at improving the ministry’s delivery system.

Noh, who opened the Bumiputra Entrepreneur Symposium here yesterday, also said the ministry was drafting the Urban Development Council Act to further enhance bumiputra participation in business and property ownership in urban areas.

He said the ministry via the Commercial Vehicle Licensing Board was also looking at the possibility of issuing individual taxi licences in the Klang Valley following reports of abuse by taxi companies.

“The ministry is aware of the report and is studying to see if it is possible to issue licences to individual taxi drivers (in the Klang Valley) based on necessity,” he said.

He was commenting on claims made by the Malaysian Limousine / Taxi and Rental Car Drivers and Operators Association that some 3,000 taxi permits had been abused by over 20 taxi companies operating in the Klang Valley since 1999.

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