Monday, January 15, 2007

More than 10,000 signatures collected to protest against unfair toll hike

DAP Petaling Jaya Action Team (PJAT) had on 23rd December 2006 officially launched an online petition to register our strongest protest against it. The petition in English is accessible through http://www.petitiononline.com/notolle/petition.html while the Malay version is accessible through http://www.petitiononline.com/notollm/petition.html.

The UMNO-led Government had announced tolls will be increased in five main highways in Klang Valley with effective from 1st January 2007.

These five highways are Guthrie Corridor Expressway (GCE), Shah Alam Highway (KESAS), Damansara-Puchong Highway (LDP), Kuala Lumpur-Karak Highway and Cheras-Kajang Highway.

As of 1:30pm today, 11123 peoples had signed the English petition while another 1989 signatures are collected on the Malay petition, which content is exactly the same as the English petition. Therefore, the total signature collected is 13112.

This is an increment of almost 650% compared to the total number of signatures collected at 11am 1st January 2007 (1598 signatures on the English petition, 157 signatures on the Malay petition, total signature collected is 1755)

With this latest development, we had already achieved the target of collecting 10,000 signatures on this campaign.

We hope to collect more signatures and thus urge those who had signed the petitions to mobilize more motorists and friends to sign this online petition. Both petitions will be printed together with the signatures to be submitted to the Works Minister, Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu this week and we will inform the media on the details about it. We also invite members of the public who signed the petition, NGOs, NGIs and members of the media to participate.

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