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PKR: Kapcai ban during hard times irresponsible

 | January 16, 2017

Putrajaya’s proposal to bar the frugal motorcycle from Kuala Lumpur dismissed as ’nonsensical’.


PETALING JAYA: Putrajaya’s proposal to bar the kapcai (small motorcycles) from entering Kuala Lumpur will cause a significant decline in the sale of motorcycles in the country.

“The ban will have negative effects on the motorcycle industry, which sees more than 500,000 motorcycles registered each year,” said PKR communications director Fahmi Fadzil in a statement today.

Fahmi called the proposal “nonsensical and irresponsible”, coming as it did in a time of economic decline.

“This proves that Umno and BN policies will only continue to burden the people with more problems.”

Fahmi was responding to Federal Territories Minister Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor, who was quoted as saying the ban might be enforced once reasonably priced public transport was available.

Fahmi warned that the ban would also affect small and medium businesses which depended on courier and despatch services.

“Despatch and courier services use mainly kapcai to deliver goods cheaply.”

Fahmi urged Tengku Adnan and City Hall (DBKL) to seek the views of the public through a town hall discussion before making a decision on the matter.

“He (Tengku Adnan) must get the people’s feedback through the town hall session. This will reduce the number of such immature statements in the future.”


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