UPDATE, March 21 - The Cabinet had told SPAD to postpone the implementation of the fare hikes, citing inappropriate timing.
The New Straits Times quoted Deputy Prime Minister (Tan Sri) Muhyiddin Mohd Yassin as saying that the timing of the hikes was "unsuitable" as it coincides with the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST).
“The Cabinet has discussed the matter and agreed that there is a basis for the hikes due to the rising costs of operation and maintenance and the last fare hike was six years ago.
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"The government must take the taxi, bus and KTMB fare hikes seriously. Is this a pre-GST sabotage against the government?"
|Syed Hamis is SPAD Chairman|