Time for Ka Siong, Chin Tong to walk the talk


Josh Hong

When buses do not arrive as scheduled and intra- and inter-township shuttles are either terribly inadequate or non-existent, how can one blame the people for not using public transport? – The Malaysian Insight file pic, June 6, 2022.

WHEN I was searching for a place to live in London in the 1990s, the first thing I looked for was connectivity. I would start by checking the location of the nearest train station.

I notice many Malaysians working in Singapore do the same. The tenancy ads always indicate location of the nearest MRT station; the same can be said for ads in other metropolises such as Taipei, Seoul, Tokyo, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Paris and Berlin, places with world-class public transport systems that make daily commuting a breeze.


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  • Does the author understand that even roads are centrally controlled in this country? There are roads in Penang and PJ that are considered federal roads and if there is no pedestrian crossing the state government cannot do anything about it. Bus services are also controlled by federal. Journalists need to educate themselves before they write more high and mighty articles.

    Posted 2 months ago by Loyal Malaysian