Ministry matters

The Department for Transport is considering suggestions on reducing the speed limit in cities

KAMPAR: The possibility of reducing the speed limit in major cities will be considered by the government, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.

“We have received such suggestions – to implement driving speed limits in cities,” the transport minister said.

“However, there are many factors to consider and speed is not the only reason that contributes to road accidents,” he said after launching a fundraiser organized by MCA for Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman Hospital (UTAR) at the university on Friday (January 21).

“We will meet with all stakeholders to discuss the matter from all angles before deciding anything,” he said.

It was reported in a Malaysian daily on January 12 that the Malaysian Road Safety Institute (Miros) and the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) would work together to implement a speed limit between 30 km/h and 50 km. /h in certain areas of the city.

Dr. Wee, President of MCA, said UTAR Hospital would not only be a teaching hospital for the university, but also for the public.

“I think it is a good project that will benefit everyone, especially the people of Kampar and Perak.

“The hospital is not for profit but built for the benefit of people and their health,” he said, adding that the cost of the hospital was around RM330 million.

Also present at the event were Vice Minister of Education and Chairman of Perak MCA Datuk Dr Mah Hang Soon, UTAR Chancellor Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik and Chairman of the University Board Tan Sri Dr Sak Cheng Lum.