Act on higher bus fares during CNY


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  • Thursday, 23 Jan 2003

I AM studying in Johor Baru and have to travel home to Teluk Intan for the coming Chinese New Year. 

Like many other express bus travellers, I found the fares have gone up incredibly high. The normal fare of RM40 between Johor Baru and Teluk Intan has been increased to RM120.  

Are the bus operators and their agents allowed to raise the fare to such an extent? Can anything be done about this yearly phenomenon?  

Can someone enlighten me on this? I am a poor student who is forced to pay such a high price just to exercise my right to go home to celebrate a traditional festival? 

 

POOR STUDENT, 

Skudai. 

(via e-mail)  

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