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KL's pre-budget toll-rate hike makes it people-friendly

Tariff increase to save govt RM500m, with savings likely to be channelled to lower 40% of wage earners: economists

Motorists in Malaysia will have to pay more - in some cases twice as much - to use the tolled roads from Thursday after a hike in the toll rates on 17 highways. The increases range from 20 sen to RM4.70.

Kuala Lumpur

ALTHOUGH unpopular, Malaysia's move to hike toll rates on 17 highways just a week before the 2016 Budget reinforces Putrajaya's commitment to subsidy rationalisation and enables better focus and effect when the Budget is tabled on Oct 23, economists have said.