Kuala Lumpur, Dec 27 – The MIC Youth has urged the government to make a detailed study by taking into consideration the views of the grassroots before finalising any increase in toll rates.
Its leader, C. Sivarraajh was of the opinion that the government should look for other more effective mechanisms, especially in resolving the issue of paying compensation to the highway concessionaires.
“The MIC Youth requests the government to find other alternatives to solve the consistent problem of toll increases in line with the assurance (before) to reduce inter-city toll rates gradually,” he said at a press conference here today.
In another development, Sivarraajh said on Jan 4, the youth wing will deploy a special committee in each division as a facilitator for people, especially Indians, to apply for the 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M) because the number of applicants for aid was unsatisfactory due to technical problems.
“The MIC Youth will guide the applicants in detail starting from the moment the form is distributed, how to fill it until it is sent either manually or electronically,” he said.
The BR1M application started from Monday and will be opened until Jan 31, 2014.