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BUKIT LANJAN: Surprise! Surprise! Electric buses to debut in Terengganu

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BUKIT LANJAN: Surprise! Surprise! Electric buses to debut in Terengganu
First and foremost, congratulations to the Terengganu government for securing all the necessary approvals to be the first to debut electric buses in Malaysia.
That’s a good start for Terengganu and Malaysia to embrace the fast evolving and transformation of the global electric vehicles (EVs) technology in Malaysia.

“Singapore had last year also debuted EVs on their roads,” Gerakan Deputy Speaker Syed Abdul Razak Alsagoff said.

However, Syed Razak said, the federal government should allow EVs to debut nationwide, “why only Terengganu?”.

He said the federal capital (Kuala Lumpur) and the Klang Valley needed to transform private and public transport more than Terengganu.

“The use of EVs in KL and the Klang Valley will significantly reduce smog and improve air quality. So, say goodbye to Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) vehicles emitting exhaust smoke into the air,” he added.


Syed Razak, who is Gerakan’s nominee to contest N…

BUKIT LANJAN: Why is diesel more expensive than petrol (RON95) in Malaysia?

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BUKIT LANJAN: Why is diesel more expensive than petrol (RON95) in Malaysia?
There’s something not right about petrol and diesel prices.

Why is diesel more expensive than petrol (RON95)?

“Diesel used to be very much cheaper than petrol. And that was why owners of diesel vehicles had to pay much higher road tax than petrol-engine cars,” Gerakan Deputy Speaker Syed Abdul Razak Alsagoff.

“Also, lets not forget that most public transport vehicles use diesel. Therefore, diesel should be made cheaper for lower public transport cost and fares,” he added.


Syed Razak, who is Gerakan’s nominee to contest N.37 Bukit Lanjan in the coming 14th General Election (GE14), urged the federal government to look into lowering the price of diesel for public transport.

“If need be, diesel should at least be subsidised for public transport vehicles like taxis, buses and lorries. It is definitely time for the federal government to consider this to help lower the prices of goods and services,” he added.

Other fuels li…

BUKIT LANJAN: Is 2018 the global race to rule new technologies and market share?

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BUKIT LANJAN: Is 2018 the global race to rule new technologies and market share?
We are still only in the first month of 2018 and the focus of international news seem to be on new technology and the race for new products and services.

Yes! Even services are innovating towards digital technology, focusing on Artificial Intelligence (AI).

“New technology can also be disruptive, rendering goods and services becoming obsolete. Even jobs become obsolete,” Gerakan Deputy Speaker Syed Abdul Razak Alsagoff said.

It has therefore become imperative, Syed Razak said, for all businesses to really keep up with the times, especially new technology, to remain relevant and survive.

“It is no more just a dog eat dog world out there in both the domestic and international business arena. Businesses and investors have to watch out for disruptive technology to avoid being ‘buried’ by new and innovative products and services.

“In short, we must keep ourselves fully informed and in the know of global technology d…

BUKIT LANJAN: Believe it or not, there are countries that don’t welcome tourists!

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BUKIT LANJAN: Believe it or not, there are countries that don’t welcome tourists!
How important is the tourism industry to any country?

It cannot be denied that the tourism industry can contribute significantly to a country’s revenue.

“For Malaysia, the tourism industry is already touted as the No. 2 revenue earner for the country,” Gerakan Deputy Speaker Syed Abdul Razak Alsagoff said.

It is therefore incumbent on the federal government, Syed Razak said, to ensure that tourism services and products “continue to evolve, improve and innovate to remain globally sustainable and competitive,” he added.

“Tourism services and products are not the considerations when foreign holidaymakers decide where they want to tour. The country’s public safety is also likely to feature high in their plans,” he added.


Syed Razak, who is Gerakan’s nominee to contest N.37 Bukit Lanjan in the coming 14th General Election (GE14), said Malaysia’s multi-racial multi-religious feature was a strong tourist attraction.

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BUKIT LANJAN: Will autonomous trucks, trains and buses reduce accidents on highways?

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BUKIT LANJAN: Will autonomous trucks, trains and buses reduce accidents on highways?
Every year, more than 5,000 people are killed in vehicle crashes on Malaysian roads and highways.

And the bulk of the fatal accidents involved public transport and heavy vehicles with drivers falling asleep in long journeys along expressways at night, carelessness and recklessness.

The Star Online news report titled ‘US regulators eye new policy for autonomous trucks, trains’ is therefore interesting and of utmost human interest,” Gerakan Deputy Speaker Syed Abdul Razak Alsagoff said.
He said drivers may lose their jobs due to autonomous vehicles but eliminating “human error and carelessness” would likely help reduce road crashes.
“Whether you like it or not, autonomous transportation is the future technology. The globally evolving technologies cannot be stopped,” he added.


Syed Razak, who is Gerakan’s nominee to contest N.37 Bukit Lanjan in the coming 14th General Election (GE14), urged the federal govern…

BUKIT LANJAN: Singapore set to achieve a first - driverless Volvo buses by 2020

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BUKIT LANJAN: Singapore set to achieve a first - driverless Volvo buses by 2020
This blog has featured many news reports on the global evolution and transformation of the automobile technology - electric vehicles (EVs) and autonomous vehicles.

The reason is because that’s the future for both private and public transport modes and systems in the world.
“The articles are featured for information and education for the benefit of our readers,” Gerakan Deputy Speaker Syed Abdul Razak Alsagoff said.

He said Malaysians need to keep up with the times with the latest news and information to enable them to be prepared and understand what’s in store when the technology “arrives to rule” - likely by 2020 for developed nations like China, the US, Singapore and European countries.

“The technology can also be classified as disruptive technology, thereby affecting businesses and job,” he added.

Syed Razak, who is Gerakan’s nominee to contest N.37 Bukit Lanjan in the coming 14th General Election (GE14), sai…