Toll will be collected until Govt stable


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 14 Aug 2018

Filepic of Sungai Besi toll plaza

Reports by MARTIN CARVALHO, HEMANANTHANI SIVANANDAM, RAHIMY RAHIM and LOSHANA K SHAGAR 

THE plan to abolish tolls will need to be postponed until the country’s economic condition is stable, says Works Minister Baru Bian.

He added the Government needed to take into account many factors that may arise due to the abolishment of tolls nationwide.

“The estimated cost in compensation (to abolish tolls) is more than RM400bil.

“The Government has agreed to postpone the plans to abolish tolls until the country’s economy is stable and allows for it,” he told Datuk Jalaluddin Alias (BN-Jelebu) who asked when the tolls will be abolished.

Baru Bian said the Pakatan Harapan Government admits the suggestion to abolish toll was not easy to implement, due to the financial pressure the Government faces now.

On another issue, the Prime Minister’s Department said the Official Secrets Act 1972 (OSA) will be amended to deal with cyber threats.

The proposed amendments to Act 88 will be presented to Parliament after receiving Cabinet approval, it said in a written reply to Ahmad Faizal Azumu (PH-Tambun).

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