Highway Tolls: Pakatan Harapan’s broken promise

Murray Hunter

In 2019, the then Pakatan Harapan government promised to end the tolls in stages, with staggered toll rates. Highways would be free between 11pm to 5 am daily. There would be a 30 percent discount off peak hours, where users would pay existing rates during peak hours. Then, at a suitable time tolls would be ABOLISHED.

Although toll rates have been promised to be frozen, this is only a current intention, which can change if economic circumstances require any change.

The result of being let down by the current government, which initiated this deal very quickly, is that Klang valley residents will continue to pay hefty tools for the foreseeable future.

This leaves all Malaysians prisoners of toll monopolies for generations to come.