Transport Minister Anthony Loke would like company cars to be safer.POSTED BY Yamin Vong ON 23 November 2018
Minister of Transport, Anthony Loke, would like companies to consider safety ratings such as Asean NCAP when buying fleet cars and favours the concept of corporate fleet safety.
Officiating the opening of the Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show (KLIMS) at MITEC today, YB Loke said that vehicle safety aspect is one of the priority areas that the Ministry is looking at.
“We encourage the implementation of vehicle fleet safety especially for companies to purchase passenger cars with superior Asean New Car Assessment Programme (Asean NCAP) safety ratings.
“This will increase the safety of mobility of employees and consumers,” he said.
Loke said that the mobility of Malaysians is projected to increase more than three times.
“The Transport Ministry recently issued the draft of the National Transport Policy that highlighted four mobility trends including the projection that Malaysians will make 131 million daily trips in 2030, up from 40 million trips a day in 2010,” Loke said.
Datuk Aishah Ahmad, the president of the Malaysia Automotive Association (MAA) said that the show, the ninth edition of KLIMS, was the best, complemented by the brand spanking new exhibition centre.
“We’ve pulled out all stops to present a show worth visiting. Besides the largest and thrilling car displays and activities, visitors can find products and car accessories under one roof.”
There are three cars – Toyota CH-R, Honda City and Perodua Myvi — to win in the KLIMS Grand Lucky Draw. In addition, on-line KLIMS’18 ticket purchasers gain lucky draw chances to win an AirAsia return flight to Tokyo.
KLIMS’18 is from 23 November to 2 December at the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC). Opening hours are 11am-10pm on weekdays and 10am-1opm on weekends. Log on to www.klims.com.my for more info.