KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 14 – Former premier Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on Friday (Oct 12) slammed the Pakatan Harapan government for making a U-turn on the abolishment of highway tolls.
Earlier, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said it was not possible to have highways without collecting toll.
He said that he was against the toll-free highways pledge in the Pakatan election manifesto.
Najib mocked the statement, saying that Pakatan had indicated that abolishing tolls could easily be done.
“This is what happens when insincere promises are made. This is greed for power,” he said in a Facebook post on Friday (Oct 12).
Elaborating on the toll issue earlier, Dr Mahathir asked who would maintain the roads or build new roads if the government did away with toll collection.
“You tell the private sector to do the roads. They want to make money, but if you don’t have toll, how can you make money?” Dr Mahathir said.
He said the Pakatan government would need to review its pledges as some of them would impose great losses if implemented.