It looks like the Pakatan Harapan government’s promise to abolish toll collection within 100 days may not be realised as the works ministry will need to rush to so, and will conduct further studies on the matter beforehand.

In a report by NST, deputy works minister Mohd Anuar Tahir said the ministry is currently in talks with the Malaysian Highway Authority (LLM) as the government is responsible to toll concessionaires and employees.

“In this matter, the government also has to be responsible for all quarters, including the concessionaire holders, employees who will be affected, and others. The move would be carried out in stages and would take time,” he said.

“We are also taking into account the views of stakeholders such as the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) which has a stake in PLUS Malaysia Bhd,” he continued, adding that the finance and transport ministries were also involved in the study.

Earlier today, CEO of Employees Provident Fund (EPF) Datuk Shahril Ridza Ridzuan said the abolishment process is rather complicated and involves several parties, and that it was unlikely that the government would be able to abolish toll collection within the promised 100 days.