Surcharge put off to March 1

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Surcharge put off to March 1

Postby admin » Tue Jan 06, 2009 4:57 am

MALACCA: Some 8,000 members with the Federation of Malaysian Schoolbus Operators Association have put off a 30% surcharge yesterday to March 1.

This is to relieve the financial burden of parents due to the start of the new school term and with Chinese New Year just around the corner.

Federation chairman Chee Ah Tey said members expected a firm answer from the Commercial Vehicle Licensing Board (CVLB) on its memorandum submitted last September.

“The CVLB must give us an answer before March 1 on whether to allow us to impose the surcharge or increase diesel subsidy for schoolbus operators,” he told a press conference here yesterday.

In September, the federation’s request for higher subsidised diesel was turned down by the board.

There are some 15,000 schoolbus operators nationwide with an estimated 8,000 registered with the federation.

Two days ago, Chee was quoted as saying that schoolbus operators nationwide would impose a surcharge at the start of the new school term.

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