Thursday, February 26, 2009

Toll hike a stimulus package for highway concessionaires?

While the nation is anxiously waiting for Najib Abd Razak, the Prime MInister-in -waiting cum Minister of Finance to table a mini budget, allegedly a stimulus package for the economy, in Parliament, the government annouce the hike of the toll rates for 5 highways in the Klang Valley today.
This sounds like an economic stimulus package, too, but it is for the highway concessionaires first.
The announcement is made hardly 2 days after the Minister for Public Works announced the abolition of the toll collection for Salak South highway.
This episode is entitled to win the award of the best joke for the year!