Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has ordered ferry operators to ensure Langkawi folk benefit from fare discounts every day.
He said the discounts which were announced in 2005 for Langkawi people was not fully implemented by the ferry operators.
It was reported that the discounts were not given during the weekend and public and school holidays.
“The Transport Ministry will take action against ferry operators if they fail to abide by this instruction,” he said in a press conference after opening the Langkawi Umno division delegates’ meeting here yesterday.
It has been reported that the discounts were for both the Langkawi-Kuala Kedah and Langkawi-Kuala Perlis routes.
For the Langkawi-Kuala Kedah route, Langkawi folk need to pay RM20 (adult) and RM14 (children) compared to RM23 and RM17 respectively for other passengers.