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Sunday, January 23, 2005
Samy Says No No to PLUS



Works Minister Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu is reported to have issued a directive to PLUS aka MINUS to stop collecting fines from motorists for "overstaying" on the highway. As a result of Samy's directive, PLUS said it had "temporarily suspended its toll cheating operations along the expressway. Is PLUS appearing defiant? Note the keywords "temporarily suspended", so this may not be end of the matter. PLUS has also been instructed by the Works Minister to submit a report on the toll fraud to his ministry, apparently by tomorrow, that fast, Datuk Seri?

According to the STAR, earlier Malaysian Highway Authority director-general Datuk Dr George George said PLUS should not take such arbitrary action as legal issues were involved. The NST report has this to say ::
Earlier, PLUS corporate communications assistant general manager Khalilah Mohd Talha said under its contract, it could take action to ensure the integrity of the toll system.

Malaysian Highway Authority director-general Datuk Dr George George said the move by PLUS was legal.
"It (PLUS) would not simply take action without adequate basis," he said.
"Highway users who feel they have been wrongly fined by PLUS can take legal action."

So is the "overstaying" fine within the rights for PLUS to impose as per the supersecretive contract and is the fine legal? Over to you, DS Samy and the gomen.

The Pan-Malaysia Lorry Owners Association (PMLOA) and the Automobile Association of Malaysia (AAM) have come out with 2 suggestions to detect toll cheats ::
1. Have the vehicle numbers printed on the toll tickets on entry into the highway
2. Install CCTVs to check on vehicles as they enter the highway.

If the toll cheats have really hurt PLUS, surely these two suggestions would have popped up in the minds of PLUS backroom boys/girls and have been implemented long ago. It is obvious that the onus is on PLUS to come up with a good system to curb these toll cheats. This issue of toll cheats and exchange of toll tickets has been around for a long while and is certainly not a recent issue. The fact that PLUS has not bothered, makes one suspect that its bottom line has not been much hurt. Has PLUS another reason for imposing the recent "overstaying" fines?

It would be interesting to see whether PLUS has data regarding how badly these toll cheats are effecting its bottom line. If it has, please make the data public. Or is PLUS just looking for a not so innovative but more lucrative way to up its bottom line by fining innocent motorists [these innocent ones probably providing a much bigger pool than the actual toll cheats] who happened to stay longer than what PLUS thinks they should, on its highway? The innocent highway users should not be subjected to this. PLUS should not, in the interest of looking after its collection, caused further hassle to the highway users. With the red tape and the run around, many of those who have been fined in the past couple of days would not bother to get back their money. In most cases, to get back the RM10 fine would probably cause the highway user more in terms of time and monetary expenses.

The latest say on this issue is by Najib, he says that the gomen would look into the legal aspect of the action taken by PLUS to impose fines on motorists for taking longer than usual to complete their journey on the North-South Expressway. The gomen would determine if there was basis for PLUS to do such thing. So it does look like Samy's directive is certainly not the end of the matter as pointed out at the start of this posting.




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