SPAD Website and Contact Information (Update #1)

Update: We have updated website information for SPAD based on the comment provided below! All links have now been updated and additional information has been posted where it has become available.

TRANSIT takes note of the newly launched website for SPAD (Suruhanjaya Pengangkutan Awam Darat) – Malaysia’s Land Public Transport Commission.

TRANSIT: Interestingly enough, they are using the English address http://www.ltc.gov.my for their main site address instead of http://www.spad.gov.my. Do note that typing http://www.spad.gov.my or http://spad.gov.my will redirect you to http://www.ltc.gov.my.

Update: Apparently, things are now the other way around – using the BM address for the main site. Typing the English acronynms ltc or lptc will redirect you to spad.gov.my.

Contact Information for SPAD’s address in KL is below. The information is taken from SPAD’s Contact Us page.

For enquiries and feedback, please use the following:

For Complaints, please use the following:

  • Online complaints form
  • MySMS – ADUAN SPAD (send to 15888)
  • aduan@spad.gov.my

Address:
Suruhanjaya Pengangkutan Awam Darat (SPAD) Headquarters,
Level 19, 1 Sentral, Jalan Travers,
Kuala Lumpur Sentral,
50470, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tel No: 03 – 2268 5782
Fax No: 03 – 2272 3744

For other offices, please see this link.

For a map, see this link

Other information such as information about SPAD, the legislation that gives SPAD authority, the http://www.ltc.gov.my/en/services.html“>services that they provide and the projects that they are working on, can also be found on the main website. There is also a news page.

Vision & Mission Statement – see here

Organisation’s structure

SPAD Organization Structure. Image courtesy of SPAD.

Click here for a larger version of the image above.

Scope of Power – see here

http://www.ltc.gov.my/en/about/commision-members.html“>Commissioners

YB Tan Sri Syed Hamid bin Syed Jaafar Albar
Chairman

Tan Sri Datuk Seri Syed Hamid bin Syed Jaafar Albar was appointed Chairman of the Land Public Transport Commission on 3 June 2010.

Tan Sri Syed Hamid began his career as in the Judicial and Legal Service as a Magistrate in 1970 and was appointed President of the Sessions Court in 1971. He left the public service in 1972 to pursue a career in the banking and corporate sectors.

In 1990, he contested for the Kota Tinggi parliamentary seat and won. He remains the Member of Parliament for the constituency till today.

He was in the Cabinet between 1990 and 2009 and held various ministerial positions including the Minister of Law, Minister of Defence, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Home Affairs.

Mohd Nur Ismal Mohamed Kamal
Chief Executive Officer

Mohd Nur Ismal Mohamed Kamal was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Land Public Transport Commission on 3 June 2010.

Mohd Nur Ismal started his career as a Senior Financial Analyst with CNA Financial Corp in Chicago, then moving on to AT Kearney Inc, a top-tier global management consultancy headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, as an associate. He then moved on to Accenture as Manager of Strategy and Business Architecture group, a global technology and management consultancy.

Between 2002 and 2006, Mohd Nur was a Senior General Manager of DRB-HICOM Berhad. Concurrently, Mohd Nur served as a member of the board of directors of DRB-HICOM Information Technologies Sdn Bhd where the company was involved in technology development, system integration, and trading.

Between March 2007 and July 2008, Mohd Nur was a Deputy Director at the Ministry of Higher Education. At the ministry, he assisted in the preparation of the ministry’s strategic plan and led various teams to develop the critically acclaimed National Higher Education Action Plan.

Mohd Nur was then engaged as a Special Adviser to the Ministry of Transport in August 2008. There, Mohd Nur successfully led the Urban Public Transport Lab in developing 11 high impact initiatives as a component of the Government Transformation Program.

Other members of the Commission

Dato’ Dr. Mahani Zainal Abidin

Dato’ Dr. Mahani Zainal Abidin is currently Chief Executive of the Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS).

Prior to holding the Chief Executive post, she was Director General of ISIS between 2007 and 2009. Before that she was Deputy Director-General of the Department of Higher Education in the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia.

In terms of academic background, Dato’ Dr. Mahani Zainal Abidin holds a PhD (Development Economics) from the University of London. Her research interests are industrialisation and economic transformation, international trade and regional integration.

Datuk Khalid Ahmad

Datuk Khalid was previously Executive Chairman of Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad. He has also served as a member of the Malaysian National Unity Advisory Board and Malaysian Financial Reporting Foundation.

Dato’ Siow Kim Lun

Dato’ Siow Kim Lun is currently Director of WZ Steel Berhad (formerly known Weng Zheng Resources Berhad), XingQuan International Sports Holdings Limited and Citibank Berhad. He is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of UMW Holdings Berhad.

In terms of academic background, Dato’ Siow Kim Lun holds an MBA, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium and a Bachelor of Economics (Hons), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. He also has attended the Advanced Management Programme, Harvard Business School.
Dato’ Dr. Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah

Dato’ Dr Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah is currently the Under-Secretary of the Economics and International Division of the Ministry of Finance.

He has a vast experience in working with the Ministry of Finance and the Economic Planning Unit of the Prime Minister’s Department.

In terms of academic background Dato’ Dr Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah has a PhD in Economics from International Islamic University, Kuala Lumpur; M.Sc. Energy, Management and Policy University of Pennsylvania from Philadelphia USA and a Bachelor of Arts. (Honours) in Population Studies from University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur.
Prof. Dr. Ahmad Farhan Sadullah

Prof. Dr. Ahmad Farhan Sadullah is currently the Director General of the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS).

Before his appointment in MIROS, he was Dean of the School of Civil Engineering of Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). During his tenure as an Associate Professor in USM, he was the Programme Chairman of Geotechnical, Highway and Transportation Engineering (USM) and Coordinator of Engineering Innovation and Technology Development Unit (EITD). He also conducted a number of research specialising in transport such as on Intelligent Transport System, travel behaviour and traffic engineering.

He has also published numerous books and journals relating to transport in Malaysia.

In terms of academic background, Prof. Dr Ahmad Farhan Sadullah has a PhD in Transport Studies from the University of London, United Kingdom. He has a Master of Science in Transport from the same university and a Bachelor in Civil Engineering from the Catholic University of America, Washington, United States. He also has a Diploma Imperial College (DIC) from the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine.
Himmat Singh Ralla Singh

Encik Himmat Singh Ralla Singh is currently Deputy Director General II of the Economic Planning Unit in the Prime Minister’s Department. He is also a member of the Board of the Railway Asset Corporation.

Wan Ahmad Shihab Ismail Wan Ismail

Encik Wan Ahmad Shihab Ismail Wan Ismail is currently Special Officer to the YAB Prime Minister. He is also a Director of the Multimedia Development Corporation Sdn Bhd (MDEC).

TRANSIT Says:

We hope that, like the founding fathers of Malaysia, SPAD will lead us out of the public transport darkness and into a future with freedom of mobility and opportunities for economic growth – and giving the public a chance to participate in improving their society through improved public transport and stronger communities.

Is that too much to hope for in the euphoria of our Merdeka Day Holiday? We at TRANSIT think not!

So over to you, SPAD.

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12 thoughts on “SPAD Website and Contact Information (Update #1)”

    1. Hi @SPAD

      Thanks for the update on your website information.

      We would also appreciate it if you could provide a list of contacts (including names, positions and phone & email information) within SPAD.

      This is so that public transport users could direct their questions, comments, concerns and feedback to the proper departments/offices/desks.

      SPAD members are always welcome to post here in Malaysia’s Public Transport Forum. You may choose to post anonymously if you wish, but we appreciate that ‘official’ posts like the one above include a name & position within SPAD – as a courtesy to the other members of the forum & viewers to this website.

      Regards, Moaz for TRANSIT

  1. SALAMS SPAD

    There is no doubts the transport service provider LRT is a mile stone provided by the relevant ministry. But the feeder and support service provided by rapid buses are much to be desired and needs to be improved. It has caused more inconvenience for the regular users commuting daily. The unpredictable schedules of feeder buses to and fro esp. from pick-up points and departures at LRT stations is anybody’s guess. Waiting periods at these stations can be most frustrating causing inconvenience and delays.

    I am of the view, it is practical for the” not-so-rapid” buses to seriously consider introduction of mini/midi buses to ensure their services are more regular, efficient and customer friendly. It is also logical to maneuver these buses particularly at narrow roads in our housing estates.

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