Infrastructure Development Minister Peter Anthony says the government will absorb all 1,335 employees affected.
Works Minister Baru Bian says his ministry is negotiating with concessionnaires on abolishing or reducing tolls.
The key is for the new government to go through such agreements to look for inherent weaknesses and elements of profiteering.
Saying the government will need a huge sum of money if it wants to abolish highway tolls, two economists suggest that it consider other ways to ensure a win-win situation.
Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah wants water woes plaguing state to be solved immediately.
Concessionaires refute social media news that toll rates will go up by between RM1 and RM5.70 on Nov 16 along several highways.
Works Minister says although concessionaires receive high amounts in toll collection, it did not translate to big profits as there were other payments to service.