JB toll hike: JB boycott continues, Part 2
At one stroke of the pen, the Malaysian government has managed to reduce dramatically the perennial traffic congestion on the Causeway, the blight of cross border travelers for the last 40 odd years. This is miraculous indeed.
The icing on the cake is that even with a spectacular fall in traffic volume, the Malaysian government is still raking in even more revenue.
But the Singapore government, whose core value of greed is anathema to Singaporeans, can in the meantime only look on in envy.
You can rest assured it is going to match JB toll hike as it vowed to since chasing after every cent is its obsession.
Malaysia bolih, we pun bolih will be its response. If not, SG government will lose out in the revenue stakes, never mind the financial impact on SG citizens.
For those willing to pay (and Singaporeans always pay and pay after all, so another pay doesn’t matter), free- flowing traffic is a dream come true.
However, the vast majority demur and stay away from JB. No longer worthwhile most people would say.
This is the new normal now. Malaysia made noises about reviewing the JB toll hike but with money cascading into their coffers, what’s the hurry? Betul kah?
But SG government is in a hurry to match. Any day now.
And that will mean the last nail in JB’s coffin.
Jangan sombong lah; SG govt pun bolih!