New LPKP Sarawak chairman to look into improving public transport throughout the state

Wong King Wei

KUCHING, Feb 19: Newly appointed Commercial Vehicles Licensing Board (LPKP) Sarawak chairman Wong King Wei plans to look into implementing a practical and efficient public transport system in Sarawak.

Wong, who is also Padungan state assemblyman, believes that a public transport system need not be luxurious nor expensive.

“Over the years, I have been advocating city mobility, especially on public transport. The traffic congestion in all major cities and towns in Sarawak is getting from bad to worse,” he noted in a statement.

Earlier today, Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook disclosed via a statement that that Wong’s appointment is in accordance with Article 6 under Akta Lembaga Pelesenan Kenderaan Perdagangan (LPKP) 1987 (Act 334), for the period of two years, effective from Jan 30, this year to Jan 29, 2022.

“I have been tasked to implement good public transport systems in all cities, starting from Kuching. I am fully aware that my appointment will be meaningless if there is no implementation of effective policies which will benefit the rakyat, especially my fellow Sarawakians.

“Apart from the public transport system, I will engage all the stakeholders to hear from them. I am open to their opinions as LPKP will not only be an efficient authority, but also as an authority that upholds transparency and justice,” Wong added. — DayakDaily