PETALING JAYA: The Land Public Transport Commission (LPTC) is now officially the single authority to carry out the transformation and continuous improvement of the country’s land public transportation.
It will become fully operational tomorrow after the Land Public Transport Act 2010 comes into force.
LPTC chief executive officer Mohamad Nur Ismal Kamal said the Commission would absorb the current functions of the Department of Railways, Commercial Vehicles Licensing Board and the Tourism Ministry’s vehicle licensing functions for Peninsular Malaysia.
He said that with immediate effect too, all land public transportation licensing issues would be handled by LPTC.
“However, until further notice, all licensing will continue to be conducted at the same location as before,” he said in a statement.
Mohamad Nur Ismal also said LPTC officers would be working alongside the Road Transport Department and police to check on public transportation operations to ensure all laws concerning land public transport are observed.
“LPTC officers have the power to detain, fine and address concerns pertaining to fraud, soliciting or touting, breach of licence conditions, disorderly or offensive behaviour, amongst others, specific to land public transportation,” he said.
Read the full article:http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?fi ... sec=nation