Ministry will continue modernising, digitalising transport sector, says Anthony Loke in CNY message

Transport Minister Anthony Loke at the KLIA spreading Chinese New Year goodwill to passengers headed to Sabah and Sarawak via Fly AirAsia and Batik Air Malaysia flights.

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 20 – The country’s transportation sector will continue to see progress with the government investing in the modernisation and digitalisation of its sea, land and air transport infrastructures, said Transport Minister and DAP Secretary General Anthony Loke Siew.

In a statement carrying his Chinese New Year greetings and message today, Loke noted that the world was returning to normal and that international borders have reopened.

Trade and commerce is thriving and the tourism industry has begun to recover, he said, adding that the Transport Ministry was committed to facilitating this progress.

This will not only benefit the business community, but also enhance the quality of life for all.

“As we continue to stabilise politically, let us focus on rebuilding our economy to weather any global economic challenges that may lie ahead,” he said.

On Tuesday, Loke also reminded all motorists and vehicle operators to observe all traffic regulations, when travelling on the road during the Chinese New Year, pointing to the high number of traffic accidents during festive period.

Speaking at the launch of the nationwide road safety campaign and Op Bersepadu, he said seven offences will also not be compoundable during the period from January 18-28. These are: queue-jumping; overtaking on double lines; beating traffic lights; speeding; using handphones while driving; not wearing seatbelts or helmets; and, driving in emergency lanes.

The New Straits Times reported Loke saying that 2,000 Road Transport Department enforcement officers would be on duty nationwide during the Op Bersepadu, and among the initiatives which will be undertaken would be to place undercover officers on express buses, monitoring via centralised enforcement stations in 14 areas on highways.

.Malaysian Chinese will be welcoming the new lunar year this Sunday, January 22. People of all races in the country are expected to enjoy a long weekend holiday with Monday, Jan 23rd and 24th set to be public holidays for the celebration of the Rabbit year.