Ahli parlimen Pokok Sena Datuk Mahfuz Omar menempelak kerajaan BN kerana sanggup menaikkan kadar tol setinggi 17% – 80%.
Menurut Mahfuz kerajaan BN telah memungkiri janji mereka sebelum pilihan raya umum ke 13 lalu untuk mengurangkan kadar tol antara bandar bagi menarik pengundi bandar dan sub bandar pengundi pemerintah.
“Persoalannya, ke mana perginya janji Kerajaan yang berikrar menjelang PRU13 lepas untuk mengurangkan tol antara bandar? Ke mana hilangnya janji Kerajaan yang hendak runding semula perjanjian dengan syarikat konsesi tol?
Kenapa dibiarkan perjanjian yang bersifat pro syarikat dan tidak pro pengguna? Apakah jika tidak dinaikkan tol dan tidak dibayar pampasan, syarikat konsesi akan bankrap?
“Kerajaan memberi alasan adalah lebih baik wang pampasan diguna untuk pembangunan yang lain untuk membina hospital dan sekolah. Sedangkan sebelum ini, PM menyatakan dengan GST kerajaan boleh membina hospital, sekolah dan jalanraya.
“Kini Menteri Kerjaraya pula berkata dengan kenaikan tol, Kerajaan boleh bina hospital dan sekolah. Jadi, adakah kerajaan hanya mampu membina sekolah dan hospital dengan syarat menaikan tol dan kenakan cukai GST ke atas rakyat? Kerajaan apakah yang selemah ini?” katanya dalam satu kenyataan.
Mahfuz menggesa kerajaan BN berhenti memperbodohkan rakyat. Sebaliknya, beliau mencadangkan, belanjawan negara pada Oktober ini perlu dibentangkan dengan kenaikan gaji kakitangan awam beserta peruntukan khas bayaran elaun tol bagi kakitangan awam di Lembah Klang bagi meringankan beban golongan pekerja yang terkepung pergerakan mereka dengan lebuh raya bertol.- suarapakatandaily
Azmin wants state-owned companies to explain toll hikes...
The two firms are Selangor State Development Corporation (PKNS) and Kumpulan Perangsang Selangor (PKS).
"I have asked PKNS and Kumpulan Perangsang, which hold minority stakes in Kesas and LDP (sic) respectively, to attend the Selangor Economic Action Council (MTES) meeting tomorrow.
"MTES will scrutinise the feedback from PKNS and KPS. The state government's policy is to oppose any toll hike that will burden the rakyat," Azmin (photo) said in a series of twitter postings.
According to the 2014 PKNS annual report, it controls a 20 percent stake in Sprint Expressway.
PKNS also holds a 30 percent stake in the Kesas Expressway but has no stake in the Lebuhraya DamansaraPuchong (LDP).
On Monday, it was announced that a total of 18 highways will be increasing their toll rates after the government moved to stop subsidising the toll fees paid to the concessionaires.
Starting tomorrow, the toll rates at Plaza Damansara, Pantai and Bukit Kiara on the Sprint Expressway will be RM2, and RM2.50 and RM3.00 respectively.
This is in contrast to the old rate of RM1.00, RM1.50 and RM2.00 respectively.
Kesas is among the few expressways in Klang Valley that will not see a hike. - mk
If Najib is a “Bugis warrior”,he should not run away from battle...
After two initial motions, said DAP elder statesman Lim Kit Siang, Parliament should set aside two or three days for a motion by the Prime Minister, Najib Abdul Razak, to seek the confidence of Parliament so as to re-establish moral and political authority and legitimacy for him to continue as the head of government.
But if he is to be true to his claim as a “Bugis warrior”, added Lim, Najib should not run away from battle in the way he had backed off from the Nothing2hide Forum on 1MDB in early June or the 16th IACC Opening Ceremony last month.
On the contrary, reiterated Lim who is also DAP Parliamentary Leader and Gelang Patah MP, Najib should take the battle of his premiership to Parliament on the very first day by moving a motion of confidence in him as Prime Minister of Malaysia. “This is what Hussein Onn did when he became Prime Minister in 1976. Najib should emulate his maternal uncle to continue as Prime Minister.
Lim does not rule out Najib biding his time to see whether there would be any motion of no confidence against him in the forthcoming Parliament, convinced that any such move would be blocked and sabotaged by a Speaker who would do his bidding, “but this would not be keeping with his boast to be a ‘true Bugis warrior’.”
Najib moving a motion of confidence on Monday when Parliament reconvenes would be a smart political move, ventured Lim, as at this moment of time, it appears unlikely that a majority could be organised to defeat it.
If Najib misses this chance, the possibility of a “no confidence motion” being moved and to get a majority support during the course of the 25-day budget parliamentary meeting until Deember 3 would improve by the day, warned Lim.
The Bugis warrior...
Elsewhere, the first official parliamentary business after Question Time from 10 am to 11.30 am next Monday should be to adopt two motions, said Lim.
The first motion is to reconstitute the Parliamentary Selection Committee to appoint new members to replace Muhyiddin Yassin, as he was no more Deputy Prime Minister; and G. Palanivel as he was no more MIC Minister; and Anwar Ibrahim as he has been disqualified as MP and was serving a jail sentence in Sungai Buloh Prison, said Lim.
The second motion is to fill the three-month vacancy of the Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), created by the stratagem of elevating the PAC Chairman Nur Jazlan as Deputy Home Minister and, together with the elevation of three other PAC members into the Executive as Minister or Deputy Ministers, said Lim.
For the first week of Parliament from Monday to Thursday, Lim disclosed that he had given notice to pose oral Parliamentary questions on the hot topics of the day, viz: on the Special Task Force on 1MDB; the RM2.6b political donation controversy; the Prime Minister’s absence from the 16th International Anti-Corruption Conference in Putrajaya; and the US Federal Grand Jury Investigation on 1MDB.
Lim noted that MPs have so far not received the Parliamentary Order Paper for the first week or even the first day of the 25-day Parliamentary meeting which is to be held from Oct. 19 to Dec. 3. “There should a proper agenda for the first week of Parliament from Monday.”
Parliament on Monday should also approve a requisition by Seputeh MP Teresa Kok, invoking Standing Order 18, asking for an urgent debate on a definite subject of public importance, the scandal and tragedy of the seven missing SK Pos Tohoi children in Gua Musang, ranging from seven to 11 years, for seven weeks, leaving only two survivors in “skin and bones”, stressed Lim. - fmt