KL sends mixed signals on highway toll plans

The government is attempting to buy over a private-sector toll operator while, at the same time, indicating that it would sell the operator it owns.
The government is attempting to buy over a private-sector toll operator while, at the same time, indicating that it would sell the operator it owns.PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

It wants to buy over a private toll operator, yet seeks to sell the operator it now owns

A plan to take over Malaysia's toll operations as part of a bid to fulfil the election promise of lowering fees has become increasingly muddled for the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government - becoming another lightning rod for criticism of the administration.

The government is attempting to buy over a private-sector toll operator while, at the same time, indicating that it would sell the operator it owns.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 26, 2019, with the headline 'KL sends mixed signals on highway toll plans'. Print Edition | Subscribe