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The Malaysian Highway Authority (LLM) has said there are no plans to raise the toll rates, and has refuted a report by a website that said a toll hike will happen in August, with 19 highway concessionaires set to increase toll rates by 50 to 100%.

“No such directive has been issued to concession companies on the matter. As such, any statement or report on toll rate increase is not true,” LLM director-general Datuk Ismail Md Salleh said in a statement.

The government has not made any decision on raising the toll rate, he said, adding that for now, the toll rate for all highways would remain at the current rate.

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Last November, it was reported that there were no plans to increase the toll rates for 20 highways this year, but the government was expected to pay RM558.69 million in compensation to highway concessionaires as a result.

Then, in a follow-up report, Works minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof said that no decision had been made on whether or not toll rates will be increased in 2015.

It was also reported that according to concession agreements for 2015, as many as 20 highways are eligible to receive an increase in toll rates between 50 sen and RM2.