Published on May 23rd, 2018 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
SPAD has been retired? 1,000 Employees Worried
The Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) has been moved into retirement and the department will now serve under the Transport Ministry. The decision was announced earlier today by Putrajaya. The 1,000 SPAD employees are worried for the future as the news arrived suddenly today and with Hari Raya just weeks away.
The taxi associations welcomed the decision to dissolve SPAD. Also Persatuan Transformasi Pemandu Teksi Malaysia (PERS1M) deputy chairman Kamarudin Mohd Hussain said he was grateful to Mahathir for abolishing SPAD. Also happy with the news was KL Selangor Taxi Association secretary S Balakrishnan. Public transport pressure group, Persatuan Pengguna Pengguna Pengangkutan Awam Malaysia (4PAM) welcomed the decision to abolish SPAD. The group which has been fighting for the rights of public transport users, had been advocating for SPAD to report to the transport ministry.
The Railwaymen’s Union of Malaya (RUM) has welcomed the government’s move to dissolve the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) and return its responsibilities to the Transport Ministry.