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By On June 01, 2018

Cheap monthly pass plan will be costly, says minister

Syed Jaymal ZahiidMalay Mail

Transport Minister Anthony Loke speaks during a press conference after visiting SPAD in Kuala Lumpur June 1, 2018. â€Transport Minister Anthony Loke speaks during a press conference after visiting SPAD in Kuala Lumpur June 1, 2018. â€
Transport Minister Anthony Loke speaks during a press conference after visiting SPAD in Kuala Lumpur June 1, 2018. â€" Picture by Azneal Ishak
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 1 â€" Putrajaya’s plan to introduce a RM100 unlimited pass for city public transit will have a huge financial implication on the government’s budget, Transport Minister Anthony Loke said today.

The Seremban MP said the policy proposal will have to be carefully studied first as the Pakatan Harapan (PH) administration attempts to rein in the government’s staggering debt, which its leaders claimed to have reached RM1 trillion.

“We have looked at how we can implement this, but we are told that it would have a huge financial implication,” Loke told reporters after visiting the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) office here.

The propos al was a key election pledge by the PH coalition, which promised to made public transit more affordable

Loke did not reveal the policy’s estimated cost.

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