Monday, June 23, 2008

Who is lying? MB of NS or CVLB?

Monday June 23, 2008
CVLB refutes MB’s claims

The Commercial Vehicle Licensing Board (CVLB) has never received any application from the Negri Sembilan Foundation (YNS) for taxi permits.

CVLB was responding to an article which appeared in StarMetro on June 20 which quoted Negri Sembilan Mentri Besar Datuk Mohamad Hasan as saying that he was upset that CVLB has rejected YNS’ application for 500 taxi permits.

The YNS had in April submitted the request for the permits to be rented out cheaply to the poor people who are now paying high rentals of up to RM80 daily to taxi companies, cooperatives and individual licence holders.

“We wanted to rent the permits out for between RM10 and RM15 so that those in the low-income group could earn money as taxi drivers,” Mohamad said.

CVLB, in a statement said, “The statements were inaccurate and contradictory.

“It is necessary to explain that CVLB has been invited by the state economic planning unit (UPEN) and Negri Sembilan state secretariat (SUK) to give a briefing regarding the methods, rules and law related to taxi permits on May 13.”

The briefing, chaired by state housing and local government, new villages and public transportation committee chairman Siow Chen Pin, was also attended by UPEN, Road Transport Department (JPJ), Seremban Municipal Council and YNS.

“It has been a normal practice for CVLB to give priority to government agencies or government-linked companies, or the state foundation if there is a need to obtain commercial vehicle licences for any kind of vehicles.

“Contrary to what Mohamad claimed, CVLB did not receive any official application from YNS for taxi licence until today.

“Mohamad's statements are inaccurate and this has affected the credibility of CVLB. Mohamad should contact CVLB to solve this problem because the suggestion from YNS should be presented to CVLB to be discussed in our board meeting.

“For CVLB, this is a small issue and can be resolved at officer’s level, as what we had done with the Terengganu state government,” it said

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