TRANSIT wishes to welcome the new Prasarana boss, Shahril Mokhtar. Although we’re very surprised considering his fairly short stint as COO for SPAD, we wish him good luck, and trust his wisdom and experience will steer Prasarana forward towards being an efficient and customer-oriented public transport infrastructure company.
With that in mind, TRANSIT hopes the government (with full stewardship from the one and only central regulator which is SPAD) will finalise a sustainable transit financing framework in view of tremendous infrastructural capex burden on Prasarana (before embarking any new mega rail projects like MRT and LRT extension), and that RapidKL can one day become an independent authority in charge of managing transit operations.
KUALA LUMPUR: Syarikat Prasarana Negara Bhd (Prasarana) has appointed Shahril Mokhtar as its group managing director effective Oct 1, Friday.
Shahril was previously the Chief Operating Officer of the Land Public Transport Commission.
He also served as Adviser to the Economic Planning Unit of the Prime Minister’s Department to establish the commission, particularly in drafting the Land Public Transport Commission Commission Act 2010.
Shahril was also involved in the laboratory for urban public transport improvement under the Government Transformation Plan.
Prasarana, a government linked company, expedites public infrastructure projects approved by the government and also operates, among others, the LRT Ampang and Kelana Jaya lines, KL Monorail system and the RapidKL bus operation in the Klang Valley. – Bernama