Malaysian
Highway Authority or Lembaga Lebuhraya Malaysia (LLM) is actually a statutory
body that was established on 24th of October 1980 in accordance with
Act 231 (Corporation 1980). The purpose of establishment of this Highway
Authority of Malaysia is to supervise and execute the design, construction,
regulation, operation, operation and maintenance of inter-urban highways, to
impose and collect tolls, to enter into contracts and to provide for matters
connected there-with.

Besides
that, the establishment of this authority is actually to plan, design, develop,
manage as well as administer a network of the modern equipped highways with
sufficient facilities for the purpose of providing a fast, safe and also
efficient transportation system on a national scale, connecting all major towns
and their surrounding with potential for economic , cultural, social
development and national unity and enabling an effective inter-urban public
road transport system throughout the country besides enhancing skills of
employees and expertise through having training in all of highway development
and maintenance.

According to Act 231,
the Highway Authority of Malaysia (Incorporation) Act 1980, the roles of the
Authority also to supervise and execute the design, construction and also the
maintenance of highways as determined by the Federal Government. On the other
hand, it also to supervise and execute the design, construction and maintenance
of rest and services area and other facilities that maybe deemed necessary
along highways, to collect toll from the users of highways and other dues from
facilities along highways to plan and carry out research in ensure efficient
utilization of highways and other facilities along the highways. In other
words, we can say that the purpose of establishment for this Authority is to do
anything with regards the betterment and proper use of highways and other facilities
along the highways. Malaysian Highway Authority need to ensure that the
highways concessionaires always providing good quality, safe and comfortable
highways especially for users