Najib : Tolls not good for Malaysians, should be abolished

Datuk Seri Najib Razak expresses his dislike of tolls and says 'wherever I can I will abolish tolls.' — File pic
Datuk Seri Najib Razak expresses his dislike of tolls and says 'wherever I can I will abolish tolls.' — File pic

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 22 — Tolls are not good for Malaysians and they should be abolished, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said today.

Najib said he is looking to abolish tolls wherever possible, and claims to be unlike his predecessor, who was a great believer in tolls.

“Wherever I can I will abolish tolls, it causes heartache and traffic jams.”

Najib, however, said that in order to accomplish this, he would have to unravel decisions made before his time as prime minister.

“I will have to unravel some legacy problems, I will unravel whatever I think is not of the interest of the people of Malaysia,” said Najib at the Budget 2018 forum on the economy at the UKM Medical Centre.

“This is why the Pan-Borneo highway does not have any tolls and we have abolished toll collection at the Batu Tiga, Sungai Rasau, Bukit Kayu Hitam and Eastern Dispersal Link routes.”

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