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I hear morale among some Penang Port Sdn Bhd staff is at an all-time low as they face the prospect of further cuts in service on 1 January 2016. Commuters, especially those working odd hours and without private vehicles, are going to be left stranded. Those from the island intending to catch the 7.00am electric train from Butterworth to KL can forget about it as the first ferry from the island will only start at 6.30am and what about those who rely on the ferry to get to work in the morning. What is Penang Port Sdn Bhd thinking? Only of their profits?

Will the ministry of transport look into the privatisation agreement and see if there is any clause that allows for the privatisation agreement to be terminated or stiff penalties imposed for failure to provide essential services. Hope he won’t sing about having to pay compensation! Make this agreement public. The minister of transport himself should be held responsible for this scandalous state of affairs, and he should resign if he is unable to resolve this.

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