Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng has given to media a list of the total maintenance and construction cost for eight toll concessionaires which he obtained from Parliament.
Recently, Prime Minister Najib Razak announced a 30% reduction of the toll fee for the Johor-Singapore Second Link while there is talk of increasing the Penang Bridge toll by 34%. It is currently RM7.00.
“Where is the logic when the 2nd Link has accumulated losses of RM850 million in 14 years between 1993 to 2006 while the Penang Bridge has in the same period, earned RM730 million?” Lim asked.
He proposes to meet all the political parties including Barisan Nasional component parties such as Gerakan, MIC, MCA and UMNO to protest the proposed toll increase for the Penang bridge.
He has suggested that the meeting be held on July 3rd.
The Federal Government is squeezing the Penangites and “kow towing” to Singapore. Now they are reviewing the “Crooked Bridge” adjoining Johore and Singapore just to make someone happy but care less for Penangites who voted DAP into power in March 2008.
Penang Bridge = +rm730 million profit, increase 34% toll.
S’pore 2nd link = -rm850 million loss, 30% discount given?
Where is the logic, KERAjaan Malaysia???