RM2.25b should be spent on B20 instead of toll freeze, PSM tells PN govt

Modified 3 May 2021, 6:35 am

The RM2.25 billion which the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government has set aside for highway operators so that they won't increase toll charges this year should instead be spent on the B20 community which is struggling during the Covid-19 pandemic, said PSM central committee member Sharan Raj.

"The RM2.25 billion can be used to provide RM900 a month of Modified Universal Basic Income (MUBI) for at least a year to about 200,000 B20 household to alleviate their financial distress," he said in a statement today.

The government had said it was freezing expected toll hikes for 24 highways at a cost of RM2.25 billion in view of the rising cost of living due to...

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