Kuala Lumpur – The Members of Commission, management and employees of Suruhanjaya Pengangkutan Awam Darat (SPAD) would like to extend their sincere and heartfelt appreciation to Tan Sri Syed Hamid Albar Syed Jaafar for his leadership spanning seven years shaping the Commission to become what it is today. He retired as chairman effective 3 June 2017.
Handpicked by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak as the Chairman of SPAD in June 2010, Syed Hamid Albar has driven SPAD’s journey in spearheading transformation in the land public transport industry, a critical agenda under the National Transformation Programme.
Under his steadfast leadership, SPAD had successfully developed and launched the National Land Public Transport Master Plan (NLPTMP) and the Greater Kuala Lumpur LPT Master Plan in 2013, which will guide the implementation of initiatives such as macro-level policies, strategies and plans, including major infrastructure investments and regulatory and policy changes for the next 20 years. It was also under his stewardship that various transformative measures for the industry were rolled out such as the Interim Stage Bus Support Fund, the Stage Bus Services Transformation, completion of the LRT Extension Project (LEP), rollout of the Phase 1 of MRT Line 1 and the Taxi Industry Transformation Programme.
“Since the beginning of his term, Hamid Albar has played an instrumental role in regulating and transforming the land public transport industry. His experience and leadership has put the Commission on firmer footing since our early days to take on new challenges that will come our way,” concluded SPAD CEO, Mohd Azharuddin Mat Sah.