Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Political Parties cannot reserve Car Registration Plates for their members

This is one instance when an insanity can be restored to sanity very quickly with decisive action and decision making: 

Car registration plates bearing ‘MCA’ can’t be reserved

TheStar 22 September 2010
PUTRAJAYA: Car registrations bearing the letters “MCA” are open for public tender and they are not reserved for MCA members only, said Transport Minister Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha.
“Nobody can reserve any number for ‘MCA.’ It’s part of the sequence that RTD issues the registration number,” he said.
He was commenting on a “directive” from certain quarters that the Malacca registration should be reserved for MCA members only.
It was reported in a newspaper yesterday that a letter written by the senior private secretary of former Transport Minister Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat, had asked for tenders for the registration beginning from MCA 1 to MCA 9999 to be exempted.
Speaking to reporters after his ministry’s Hari Raya Aidifiltri open house here yesterday, Kong said the instruction to Road Transport Department (RTD) director-general Datuk Solah Mat Hassan to exempt the numbers MCA 1 to MCA 9999 had been recinded.
Kong later showed a letter dated Feb 17 on the directive to Solah to the press.
He said there were other car registrations beginning with the letters DAP and PAS but it did not mean they were reserved for members from the opposition parties.
Read the rest here.
Kudos to the Minister of Transport, job well done.

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