Minister of Youth and Sports Khairy Jamaluddin will oppose any toll price increase by Projek Lebuhraya Usahasama Bhd (PLUS) if a proposal is tabled in Cabinet. Recognising that PLUS has the right to increase prices by 5% as outlined in its concession agreement, Khairy said final approval still has to come from federal government, The Sun Daily reports.

Khairy reminded the government that it promised the public there would no increase in inter-city toll rates in the previous general election.

“It was even mentioned toll prices will be reduced marginally, therefore, when it is tabled in the Cabinet, I hope other colleagues will agree with me that we should not increase the toll prices as it is something stated in the general election manifesto,” Khairy said to reporters, when asked to comment on PLUS’ proposal to increase its toll prices next year.

Khairy discouraged speculation on the issue as there has been no proposal tabled for Cabinet attention. “If the government decides to reject the proposal, then the government will be required to compensate them,” he said.