THE prime minister announced during Budget 2011 that the toll rates for four PLUS highways would not be raised over the next five years. It has since been revealed that the federal government may have to pay PLUS up to RM5bil in compensation as a result. Does the government’s action really benefit taxpayers? What could it be doing instead to resolve the issue in the public’s interest?
FROM 12 to 18 Jan 2009, the Chinese press highlighted the Kuala Terengganu by-election. Guang Ming Daily‘s editorial on 18 Jan, titled Pay attention to the signal from the Kuala Terengganu by-election, examined what Chinese Malaysian voters want from political parties. The 17 Jan by-election saw PAS candidate Mohd Abdul Wahid Endut wresting the parliamentary […]
KUALA LUMPUR, 18 Nov 2008: All highway concessionaires, except the one for the Maju Expressway which oversees the Kuala Lumpur-Putrajaya highway, have agreed to declassify their concession agreements with the government. Works Minister, Datuk Mohd Zin Mohamed, said the documents could be obtained beginning 1 Jan 2009. He said the decision to declassify the agreement […]