Last week, Lulu was amused to read that Petaling Jaya Selatan (PJS) Umno division members staged a "peaceful demonstration" at the PJS 2 toll plaza at Kampung Medan in Jalan Kelang Lama to protest against toll rates.
Umno fellas carrying banners and cardboard placards with the words ‘’Shutdown the Toll Plaza,’’ ‘’Don’t Want Toll,’’ and ‘’No More Toll” shouting Hapuskan Toll (Get rid of the toll)? This is the sort of thing that people who "dont love the government" do. Not UMNO fellas.
Immediately, their protest prompted a reaction from the Cabinet.
The Cabinet, which will meet on Wednesday for its weekly meeting, is expected to discuss toll rates.[Other protests's prompt reaction are usually delivered by FRU. Kinda unfair, isnt it?]
This was said by Works Minister Datuk Mohd Zin Mohamed when asked if the Government would consider reducing or abolishing tolls which motorists say are burdening them, especially with the economic downturn.
"I will talk about it (toll rates) after the Cabinet meet on Wednesday," he said when asked to comment on calls by certain quarters to abolish the New Pantai Expressway toll.
And you know what?
Toll collection at the Kuala Lumpur-bound toll plaza at PJS2 on the New Pantai Expressway (NPE) has been abolished from midnight last night.Lulu wonders if those UMNO idiots leading the protests already knew that the abolishment was in the works.
The Cabinet decided to do away with the RM1.60 toll last week, said Works Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Zin Mohamed yesterday.
“The decision by the Cabinet was a consequence of the Works Ministry’s memorandum to abolish the toll. Since tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, it is also the Government’s way to show love to the rakyat,” he said during the announcement ceremony of the abolishment.
Lulu finds it a bit hard to believe that within less than a week, a compensation package could be discussed and agreed upon.
and Lulu wonders, how much was the compensation package? What was traded off?
Lulu is really disgusted.
and you know what?
Lulu thinks, if the police were to raid these PJS Umno division fellas office, Lulu would not be surprised if they'd find OSA-classified documents regarding this toll. Lulu wishes someone would.