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High Speed Rail – who gets what, when and how? (and who pays for it?)

Media statement by DAP National Political Education Director and MP for Kluang Liew Chin Tong on 6th April 2016 in Parliament House Through a Parliamentary Question, I have asked for very specific information from the Government on the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail project, namely the projected ridership, operation cost per km, land acquisition cost,… Read More

High speed rail: the irrelevant Transport Minister

In a reply to my parliamentary question on the High Speed Rail by Minister in Prime Minister’s Department Dato’ Sri Abdul Wahid Omar, it is obvious that both the Minister/Ministry of Transport and Cabinet are bypassed in the decision making process. According to Wahid, a feasibility study for the HSR project was presented to the… Read More

Is the proposed Malacca Gateway Port potentially a military base for China?

Media statement by DAP National Political Education Director and MP for Kluang Liew Chin Tong on 17th December 2015 According to Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai, the Federal Government has agreed in principle to the Chinese initiative in developing a deep-sea port and Ocean Industrial Park at Malacca Gateway as part of its backing… Read More

Does Malaysia really need High Speed Rail?

At the China High Speed Railway Symposium, China’s public relation event to lobby for the KL-Singapore High Speed Rail project, Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) Chairman Tan Sri Syed Hamid Albar said that some 14 companies have been invited to present their views and ideas to Malaysia and Singapore for the development of the HSR…. Read More

The government should allocate more to public transportation instead of the Prime Minister’s Department

Is Kota Belud MP Abdul Rahman Dahlan having a “let them eat cake” moment when he asked motorists who complained about the toll hike to “wake up earlier and avoid tolled roads”, putting the blame on the victims instead of admitting the government’s incompetence and short-sighted planning failures when it comes to public transportation? A… Read More

If the Government can buy a new private jet, why can’t it subsidise public buses

Media statement by DAP MP for Kluang and National Political Education Director Liew Chin Tong on 21st March 2015 We now see a spectacular drama in full display: that Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai and Deputy Transport Minister Abdul Aziz Kaprawi didn’t know about the multiple fare hike for bus, taxi, train services announced by… Read More

National Transportation Safety Board must not be another toothless tiger

I welcome the announcement by Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai on the establishment of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) yesterday, but I have huge reservations about its effectiveness and independence. Based on the Ministry’s track record, we have reason to believe that this new Board will just become another toothless tiger. Malaysia… Read More

“KPI of road deaths” joke – Transport Minister must recognise that Malaysia has the world’s highest road deaths per capita

Media statement by DAP National Political Education Director and MP for Kluang Liew Chin Tong on 14th November 2014 I call on Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai to recognise the fact that Malaysia has the world’s highest road deaths per capita and not to continue with massaging data to argue that Malaysia has… Read More

End PUSPAKOM’s monopoly on commercial vehicle inspection to enhance road safety

Media Statement by DAP National Political Education Director and MP for Kluang Liew Chin Tong on 7 November 2014 (Sunday) Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai should put an end to PUSPAKOM’s monopoly on commercial vehicle inspection in order to protect the people’s interest from cronies and also prevent further increase of fatal road accidents. In… Read More

Malaysia-Singapore High Speed Railway must be integrated into the current public transport system for the benefit of all

Media statement by DAP National Political Education Director and MP for Kluang Liew Chin Tong, on 17 October 2014 in Kuala Lumpur Public transport in Malaysia is notorious for its inconvenience to the commuters because of the poor end-to-end connection, which is the difficulty to access or connect one transport mode to another. To promote… Read More