PM Najib Says Tolls Should Be Abolished Because They're "Not Good" For Malaysians
"It causes heartache and traffic jams."
Earlier today, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak expressed his dislike of tolls at the Budget 2018 forum on the economy at the UKM Medical Centre
However, to accomplish that, Najib said he would have to undo decisions made by his predecessors
Najib said he would have to unravel some "legacy problems" that have been in place since before his time as prime minister.
"I will unravel whatever I think is not of the interest of the people of Malaysia," he added.
Nonetheless, Najib admitted that abolishing tolls isn't easy about 23 minutes into the discussion at the hour-long forum.
“Take for instance abolishing tolls, oh very easy. It’s actually not, but I don’t believe that if you are charged toll a daily basis, it’s good for the rakyat,” he said.
Najib also listed the tolls that have been abolished around Malaysia recently
The forum Najib spoke at was on the effects of the 2018 budget on Malaysian households at the UKM Medical Centre. You can watch it in full here: