CONVENIENT: Tan Sri Shahrir Samad says move will better serve commuters
JOHOR BARU: BARISAN Nasional candidate for the Johor Baru parliamentary seat Tan Sri Shahrir Samad is all for the upgrade of the Larkin Sentral.
Citing the Bandar Tasek Selatan integrated transport terminal in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, as an example, he said that many transport hubs had been upgraded for the convenience of the commuters.
Shahrir said he was also impressed with Bandar Tasik Selatan terminal, describing it like an airport.
"It (transport terminal) is supposed to be like that. Millions of travellers, including foreigners ,use these facilities every year," he said after meeting taxi drivers at Larkin Sentral recently.
He said that Larkin Sentral which was built in 1996. had improved, pointing out that there was a fast food outlet and air-conditioned waiting lounges for some bus companies.
On the relocation of a taxi stand at Larkin Sentral, he said due considerations had been given including getting the opinions of the affected stakeholders.
As for the coming polls on Sunday, Shahrir said BN was confident of retaining the Johor Baru parliament seat and the two state seats, namely, Tanjung Puteri and Stulang.
"Everyone has worked very hard for this," he said referring to the party machinery.
He said that the BN had a big advantage because it had lots of supporters.
He said there are 90 operation centres here which generally covers the whole constituency.
"We are in the last leg of campaigning now. The recent visit by the prime minister has seen the momentum increasing," he said.
Shahrir added that the Johor way of politics was not to politicise community issues.
"Everyone, regardless of race, has a place in the society," he said.
Also present was Tanjung Puteri candidate Datuk Adam Sumiru. They were at the terminal to distribute BN flags to taxi drivers.
There are 96,515 voters in the Johor Baru constituency with 51.56 per cent of them Malays, 42.58 per cent Chinese, 4.99 per cent Indians and 0.87 per cent others.