11 Jun, 2018

PH Government Should Prioritise Public Transportation Over National Car


The PH government should proceed with public transportation projects such as HSR and MRT3 projects instead of wanting to start another national car company and re-implementing protectionist measures that will only burden the people with higher car prices and financing costs.

During my time as Prime Minister, I had made it a priority to gradually reduce car prices by a gradual reduction in taxes and by introducing incentives while expanding public transportation projects.

As a result, car prices now cost less than when I first became PM while usage of public transportation has surged.

In the long-run, such measures to correct a legacy problem of the past will benefit the people to the tune of hundreds of billions of Ringgit while providing a more efficient, more cost effective, less congested and less polluting transportation options.

Do not cancel such public transportation projects just because I started them and reverting to projects merely based on pride that will cause greater harm to the Rakyat.