KUALA LUMPUR, 20 April 2009: The Former Malaysian Customs Officers’ Association (Perbekas) has welcomed the suggestion from several parties to continue with the construction of the crooked bridge connecting Malaysia and Singapore.
Its president, Datuk Abdul Rahman Manan, said this was because the association seriously regarded the traffic congestion between Malaysia and Singapore through the Johor-Singapore Causeway and the new Custom, Immigration and Quarantine Complex (CIQ).
He said they were unable to cater to the congestion, in addition to the lack of sidewalk for pedestrians which was present in the old complex.
“The situation is not only an inconvenience to tourists, lorry and car drivers, but also personnel from the customs, immigration and health, among others,” he said in a statement here today.
Abdul Rahman said the association was confident that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak would view this with concern for the sake of neighbouring countries. — Bernama