No to more toll highways, yes to better public transport

Josh Hong

Selangor must improve the quality of public transport in the state. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, January 25, 2021.

ONE should give credit where it is due. Despite all the negative perceptions that International Trade and Industry Minister Mohamed Azmin Ali has attracted since the “Sheraton Move” in February last year, it was he, when serving as Selangor Menteri Besar, who put paid to the proposal to build the Kinrara-Damansara Expressway (Kidex) in early 2015.

The Azmin government’s move was unprecedented, as it was the first time in Malaysia that a federal highway project was axed by a state government. It won praise from Selangorians from all walks of life and made good on the Pakatan Rakyat promise to put the interests of the people above all else.

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  • Hong, where does this leave us the common public as politicians from both side of the aisle changed tune to suit them best. I yearn to see an elected representative stand hand in hand with his constituency and not bow out to their party lines or worst still a corrupted representative succumb to cash for the business circles.

    Posted 1 year ago by Teruna Kelana