Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Declassified all toll concession agreements

All toll concession agreements have been declassified is a positive approach to tackling the sentiment of disatification towards the current government.

With declassification, the people can study all aspects of highway concession companies’ operations including financial flows.

Works Minister, Datuk Mohd Zin Mohamed said, all highway concessionaires, except the one for the Maju Expressway which oversees the Kuala Lumpur-Putrajaya highway, have agreed to declassify their concession agreements with the government and the documents could be obtained beginning Jan 1.

He said the decision to declassify the agreement documents was reached at the Oct 17 Cabinet meeting based on his ministry’s memorandum titled ’Re-explanation of Highway Concessions Operating to the Public’.

“The Cabinet agreed that the agreements be re-classified in line with the Official Secrets Act 1972 after getting agreement from concession companies as per the secrecy clauses in the agreements.

“After that, I directed the Malaysian Highway Authority (MHA) to deal with the companies to get their decision that the agreements be made public, except for one company,” Mohd Zin said.

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