Easing congestion: The 8.5km Eastern Dispersal Link is being criticised for its proposed toll rates.
JOHOR BARU: Public outcry over the proposed toll rates for the Eastern Dispersal Link (EDL) seems to be gaining momentum, especially since it is expected to open to motorists anytime soon.
The unfair toll fee issue has been raised by Johor Baru MP Datuk Shahrir Samad and Stulang assemblyman Mok Chek Hou.
Mok raised the issue twice at the Johor state assembly, pointing out that the project would help ease traffic congestion along Jalan Tebrau and Jalan Tun Razak but the toll levied on all road users might hurt the Government’s image.
There is even a Facebook page on the matter to gain support against the high toll rates proposed, for the project.
Now, Johor PKR chief Datuk Chua Jui Meng joins the bandwagon saying PKR would stage a demonstration if the Government insists on implementing the high toll fees for the EDL scheduled to open this month.
Chua said although the Government has not officially announced the rates, many blogs and online media have speculated that it would five times higher than what motorists are currently paying.
Presently, motorists travelling into Singapore via the Johor Causeway only are only required to pay RM2.90 to Plus Bhd, for a return journey, which works out to RM1.45 per way.
Under the new toll scheme proposed, motorists have to pay RM6.20 for the EDL and RM1.45 to Plus Berhad.
This means, the total toll charge is RM7.65 one way which works out to RM15.30 to enter Singapore and return to Malaysia, irrespective of whether the motorist has used the EDL.
“We have also have written to Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad (MRCB), which is constructing the link demanding an explanation as to why the toll booth was built within the Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) complex and not at the end of the link,” he said during a press conference at the Chinese Press Club recently.
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Use approximate monthly fuel costs of various cc of car.
Based on the fuel usage monthly, and a 5 day week, toll fees should be no more than 10% of the fuel expenditure. So if a typical 1800 cc car uses RM1000 monthly in fuel toll fees should be no more than RM100 divided by 20 days which means RM5 ONLY.
Actuallyy if the voters are smart, they would vote specifically for a MP and Assemblyman who would end the toll entirely like PAS bulldozes their tolls.
In fact why not vote for an MP or Assemblyman that will REMOVE the worst laws and abuse of society, lower income taxes and drop rent seekers laws, remove cronies and have clean governance?
This would mean having a fresh unknown candidate who will promise to vote aye or nay in critical issues like removal of tolls. If 66.6% of the 222 MPs decide that there will be no more concessionaires, there will be no toll problem as in the above article on high prices. So determine if your MP will be votable by getting them to pass a bill, or make your MP candidate sign a contract on penalty of resignation, that if they do not grant to endorse after passing a bill for :
1) Freedom from Apartheid/Fascism
2) Freedom from Religious-Persecution/Religious-Supremacy.
3) Equality for all ethnicities and faiths in all aspects of policy, Law and Constitution.
;you the voter should know that the MP or candidate is unvotable. If your MP or candidate cannot and will not promise to pass a bill and later vote aye or nay as necessary to end toll booth concessionaires and grant the above 3 items, they are unvotable.
Now let me tell you that BOTH Barisan and Pakatan have been very dodgy about the 3 items above. UMNO is too racist so Barisan cannot be votable. PAS intends to have a very strict Hudud society and DAP keeps mum on the above 3 items so Pakatan too cannot be votable. This leaves 3rd Force parties like : KITA, JATI, MCLM (whats left of it, but homophobes could find it a good party that has 20 candidates), PCM, Borneo Front, Konsensus Bebas, HRP and PSM to grant the above 3 items. Look at the below form as well and choose your canidates who will end all toll concessions and make all citizens equal.
(errata on the pic, GDP should read national average wage)
If the 66.6% of MPs decides to endorse with intention to grant whatever the voters want, the voters will get what they want in this case removal of toll booths and toll concessionaires. Note that there are also bad voters who will benefit from certain policies so they are in fact going to sabotage everyone else or talk down or talk around (suddenly talk about movies or even begin an argument or pretend to get angry abut religion etc. – ALL false flag, so don’t fall for it and ignore them and talk to REAL people instead.) or waste time and confuse the toll hating 99% with all sorts of strawmen and even personal insults and attacks.
Anyone who is not a in the receiving company, is a relative (think nepotism in DAP) who does not have access to VIP so and so, or already have applied for certain licenses etc., will likely do their best to confuse or run ‘scrimmage’ to ensure that the toll concessionaire gets the highest toll fees and the longest time to steal all the Rakyat’s money for themselves. Making money should be honest, nopt stealing from other citizens who do not have the network and contacts in this unethical and shameless manner. So voters, choose your candidates and get them to sign contracts, otherwise run for election yourself!