Samy Vellu, fed up of being blamed for toll increases, said that it was the Economic Planning Unit (EPU) that should be in the line of fire, not the Works Ministry.
Samy said he would no longer accept decisions on tolls without questioning the EPU "on every single detail".
"It is time ... I am going to fight them ...".
Samy Vellu said the EPU was the final decision-maker on tolls and concessions and that he had found himself the scapegoat each time any announcement on toll was made.
"My ministry is just a tool of the EPU but I cannot allow this anymore. I will question them on every single detail," Samy Vellu told opposition leader Lim Kit Siang.
"I am going to question and check everything including whether the costs of construction as claimed by the concessionaires are accurate," he said, adding that every toll hike proposal would be fully reviewed.
What? Only now you want to question and check? You mean, the Works Ministry never ever check all those years? You mean, we had been fools all these years and that they were suckers? You mean, nobody have to take the blame so far? Will EPU please stand up!!!