Rest easy, Malaysians; your wallet will not bleed...for now.
The Malaysian government has reportedly shot down the proposal put forward by highway concessionaires to impose a minimum RM30 top-up rate for Touch n' Go cards.
According to The New Straits Times
, the government felt that by imposing the minimum top-up rate, it would burden the rakyat
"The government is concerned with the burden shouldered by consumers, including those in the B40 category, and is always looking for ways to resolve problems amicably for all quarters," Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Rosnah Abdul Rashid Shirlin was quoted by the daily as saying.
Rosnah also added that the move was proposed by the Malaysian Association of Highway Concession Companies (PSKLM) in a bid to ease congestion at top-up lanes during peak hours.
The proposed move came after all PLUS highways adopted the fully-electronic toll payment system
starting from 26 April, and the government announced that not all toll plazas will be equipped with dedicated top-up lanes.