The Malaysian Highway Authority (LLM) has announced that the government’s 1Malaysia Frequent User Toll Rebate programme will be terminated from Tuesday, according to a Bernama report.
However, rebate claims can be made by eligible users up to January 14, 2015, based on the existing conditions, LLM said in a statement, adding that claims can be made at all Touch ‘n Go (TnG) counters on highways, TnG hubs and TnG Spot counters at all selected petrol stations.
The rebate programme was introduced in September 2009 as an initiative, on the occasion of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s 100th day in office.
To qualify for rebates, motorists have to use the TnG card a minimum of 80 times for toll payment on any highway in Malaysia within a calendar month. The 20% rebate is given based on the total transaction amount, and can be redeemed via card reload at TnG sales counters.
Sinar Harian reported last December that an estimated RM49 million worth of rebates had not been collected because of a lack of awareness of the rebate policy, cited as due to insufficient advertising.
Among those who were aware, some felt the redeeming process was too complicated while others did not bother. Sources told the Malay daily at the time that around 100,000 people had claimed rebates, but only 70,000 had done so consistently.
The termination of the rebate programme does not involve Frequent Travellers Programmes of the Lebuhraya Damansara-Puchong and Plusmiles managed by PLUS Expressway Bhd, said LLM.
“Plusmiles operated by Expressway Berhad involves the North-South Expressway (except for the Bangunan Sultan Iskandar and Bukit Kayu Hitam toll plazas), North-South Expressway Central Link (ELITE), Butterworth-Kulim Highway, Seremban-Port Dickson Highway (SPDH) and the Malaysia-Singapore Second Link (except the Anjung Kupang toll plaza) are not involved,” the statement said.