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Mahathir: Better to pay off debt than end tolls

Pakatan Harapan's election promise now a burden on federal government, says PM.

Tackle toll issue in stages, MP tells Putrajaya

The government can start by bringing down maintenance cost, says Wong Chen.

Don’t claim ignorance over toll concessions, Najib tells Mahathir

The former prime minister throws cold water on Putrajaya's claim that it didn't realise it would cost so much to abolish tolls prior to promising to do so.

Congestion charge on tolled highways only a proposal, says Baru

The works minister speaks on the success of his ministry since May 9, including the abolition of tolls for motorcycles on three bridges.

Travel at dawn for 20% Ampang toll discount

Highway operator says the discount is to help users plan their journeys and help reduce morning rush-hour traffic.

We address highways toll within our means, says Dr M

The PM says the government is now focusing on Klang Valley tolled highways.

Why time toll announcement with Semenyih by-election, asks Najib

He says this seems to be an attempt to fish for votes for the Semenyih by-election.

Baru Bian: Toll will be done away in stages

Works minister says abolition of motorcycle toll in Penang was proof government was serious about this.

Najib pokes fun at Kit Siang’s rapid-fire press statements

Former prime minister Najib Razak slams works minister's remarks on tolled roads, saying BN would have been flayed if a similar remark had been made.

Najib slams PH ‘U-turn’ on abolishing tolls

The former prime minister says Pakatan Harapan had indicated before the May 9 polls that this could be easily done.

Another look at tolls and GST

What has the new government done when it comes to reducing or renegotiating tolls and implementing an effective tax system?

Relook agreements, don’t abolish tolls

The key is for the new government to go through such agreements to look for inherent weaknesses and elements of profiteering.

Penang highway project: History haunting DAP

The DAP leadership seems to be going back on its stand in 2002 against the Penang Outer Ring Road project.

Consider alternatives to toll abolition, say economists

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.

PH’s toll promise will affect economy, says Umno

Umno leaders take government to task following reports that PH's plan to abolish tolls cannot be finalised in 100 days.

How will people look at PH in 4-5 years?

People are not in a rush to judge Pakatan Harapan but the euphoria will soon dissipate, which means PH will have to start now to resolve issues affecting the public.

Survey: Malaysians expect prices to drop post-GST

More than half the respondents believe prices will drop, while 69% say their spending habits will likely change.

Umno: Scrapping SPAD, Jasa only punishes the people

Former ruling party bemoans the loss of employees' rice bowls when they were looking forward to celebrating Aidilfitri.

PKR MP calls for buyout of toll concessionaires to make roads...

Wong Chen says management buyouts can be undertaken in the next one to two years.

Why Mahathir’s cronyism is worse than corruption

With cronyism, a select group of businessmen dominate virtually all sectors of the economy, resulting in the indirect and systemic extortion of the rakyat's money.

Najib takes a whack at ‘father of all tolls’

At a rally, he disparages the ability of Mahathir's son to pay off toll concessionaires with RM380bn compensation.

Proton too big to fail, says Najib

He says government will ensure Proton’s survival and 'will rescue whatever we have to rescue'.

On tolled roads and fuel subsidies

People don't travel less because petrol costs more or roads are tolled

Expect toll hikes if BN wins GE14, says Ong

Serdang MP Ong Kian Ming says Barisan Nasional will follow the same path of going back on its promise not to raise tolls as what happened after the last general election.