Wednesday, October 8, 2008

PUSPAKOM Boleh

A complainant came to me this morning alleging that his lorry inspection by Puspakom, Taman Bukit Maluri yesterday failed not because the lorry did not meet the safety requirements but because he did not “co-operate” with a syndicate operating there. He asked me what I can do.

I can bring this up to Parliament next week or I can talk to the relevant agencies namely JPJ, Puspakom or even to the MCA chief in waiting Datuk Ong Tee Keat who is also the Minister of Transport. But the dilemma is that the complainant needs his lorry to earn his daily living as the lorry is his only mobile office, he can’t work while I bring his issue through the various avenues as mentioned above.

What can I do then? Knowing how efficiency is Puspakom, I advised the complainant to have his lorry inspected by Puspakom elsewhere, say at Wangsa Maju.

By 3pm the complainant called. He passed the Puspakom inspection at Wangsa Maju! Same lorry, same condition, same approach but at different place comes out with two self-contradicting results. Is this Puspakom Boleh or what?

Now what should I do next? I have just written to Pemudah, a self-claimed “high-powered taskforce” set up by Prime Minister to address bureaucracy in business-government dealings, to look into the operation of Puspakom.

I have also called on Ong Tee Keat to do away with Puspakom just like how he got rid of e-Kesihatan 2 days ago (refer http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/10/6/nation/
2197800&sec=nation).


Lim Lip Eng

2 comments:

sunflower said...

YB, sound advice. great job done. This is not isolated case especially when PUSPAKOM is still in monopoly. Suggest you make comparison with telecommunication company, DIGI, CELCOM, MAXIS, perhaps, also Air Asia and MAS when you raise this matter in Parliament - competition, better service and lower price/charges. benefit the customer.

Anonymous said...

Wanna change private ownership of car. Have to do inspection at Puspakom. Taman Medan one seems to have a few bad comments. Should I go there (nearer) or Wangsa Maju which i will have difficulty finding. Or pay more and get Pusmakom to come for house visit to inspect.

For private own car, it is quite straight forward right? Unlike commercial vehicles.