The Sensitive Kind. If you had watched the news last night, you'd know that Abdul Wahid Omar DID NOT say this (as misreported by The Malaysian Insider yesterday):
|Full misreporting h e r e|
|Khairul: Responds to misreporting|
Khairul Azwan Harun, the Umno Youth deputy chief, was quick to respond to AWO's so-called insensitive statement. Too quick. And, unfortunately, too lazy to check his facts.
The result of his folly: Umno Youth disagrees with Wahid on toll hike, says remarks insensitive.
Now, what did AWO actually say? The Minister was asked the question yesterday afternoon, after the ETP progam at PICC in Putrajaya, about FUTURE tolled road concessions to be given out, NOT EXISTING tolled roads which are already bound by existing concession agreements.
On camera: TV3 news clipping h e r e
Essentially, his response was that:- new highways (to be constructed) proposed by the private sector must provide motorists with new alternative alignment- the project promoter is required to conduct study on the willingness of motorists to pay the proposed toll rates, including the scheduled increases to determine its viability- the toll rates will then be incorporated into the concession agreement- this is important for the project to be bankable - Source: TV3 Nightline
AWO did comment on existing tolled roads and concession agreements, but that was last Saturday. You can read it h e r e.
p.s. Here's my kind of Sensitive Kind ...