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Sarawak abolishes toll, cuts electricity tariff
Published:  Apr 29, 2015 2:50 PM
Updated: Apr 30, 2015 2:54 AM

The Sarawak government will abolish the toll for the Lanang Bridge starting May 25 and is in talks to scrap tolls for the Asean Bridge in Miri and the Tun Salahuddin Bridge in Kuching.

The Lanang Bridge toll is 50 sen to RM25, depending on the vehicle, The Borneo Post reported.

Winding up the debates at the Sarawak legislative assembly today, Chief Minister Adenan Satem also announced that electricity tariffs will be further reduced starting June 1.

With this revision, almost 60,000 domestic users will join the 70,000 eligible for the federal government RM20 electric tariff subsidy.

Sarawak domestic users enjoyed tariff cuts of up to 40 percent January this year, The Borneo Post reported.

Separately, Sarawak Minister of Infrastructure Development Michael Manyin rubbished DAPs claims that Sarawak is not consulted in the planning and construction of the Pan-Borneo Highway.

Michael said he had in a recent meeting with Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak also requested that consultants and contractors come from Sarawak.

"I also told him that its financing should not eat into the federal government's annual development budget for Sarawak but should be over and above it," Bernama quoted him as saying said.

He rubbished claims that the contracts will be dominated by a single racial group, urging DAP to stop "pitting Malays against Dayaks".

The Pan-Borneo Highway running from Tanjung Datu to Limbang over a distance of 912 kilometres (Sarawak side alone) is to be built under the public-private initiative concept.

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