Business as usual at SPAD until further notice, says Loke

KUALA LUMPUR: The Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD), which is to be dissolved by the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government, will carry on with its daily duties until further notice from the transport ministry.

Transport Minister Anthony Loke said they were now reviewing the issue to ensure that all 997 SPAD staff were given new jobs in the government.

He said the ministry had identified 372 people working in SPAD’s enforcement team who will be absorbed into the Road Transport Department’s (JPJ) enforcement section.

“As for the remaining staff count, we are still in the midst of discussions and going through evaluation processes to determine the best fit for them under the proposed option to place them under the transport ministry,” he said at a press conference at the SPAD headquarters here today.

He also said there were no political appointees among the employees.

Loke had previously given his assurance that all SPAD workers would be redeployed to fill existing vacancies in JPJ.

He had also proposed to the Cabinet that the commission be placed directly under the purview of his ministry to better integrate the nation’s public transportation system.

This proposal came after the dissolution of the commission was announced by Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad on May 23.

The PH government is also abolishing the National Professor’s Council, the Special Affairs Department (Jasa), and all federal village development and security committees (JKKP).

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