‘Or as I have repeatedly stated and gone on record on national television, that the lack of attention, reckless driving, lack of proper protection, speeding, bad personal habits, social and behavioral misconduct and inconsiderate drivers of larger vehicles are some of the problems that cause accidents.’
WHO’S FINANCING THE FAKE NEWS THAT DRUNK DRIVING IS THE CAUSE OF ALL ACCIDENTS/FATALITIES IN MALAYSIA?
The latest obsession in Malaysia is to play up isolated accidents and fatalities as alcohol related!
It is a concerted conspiracy by various vested groups.
But what happened to the larger statistics of deaths caused without the presence of either alcohol or drugs but simply recklessness?
What about the cases of a bus plunging into a ravine or involved in a highway collision resulting in body bags of fatalities, which gets reported by gets no attention from Malaysian politicians?
What about the fatalities of an entire family because of driving recklessness?
What about the arrogant, criminal intimidation by Rempits on our roads and highways and these days by those involved in the gig economy as they speed, cut lanes, damage vehicles, cause accidents not getting a mention by these puritans?
These politicians supported by a media whom they control want to be in the news constantly and the only way is to manipulate the news across race and religion.
What sells well than race, religion and attacking Malaysian minorities?
Perhaps, some are having dreams to be Malaysia’s next Prime Minister instead of addressing issues under their ministerial portfolio.
I have addressed the whole issue of road carnage in Malaysia comprehensively.
Go check my blog at www.drjacobgeorge
But do not play up an isolated incident using it in a ‘political conspiracy and weaponise’ it to harm the lifestyles and rights of those who are not from your religious and racial persuasion.
Right let us get to the facts.
Is alcohol the cause of the huge number of fatalities in Malaysia?
Or is the abuse of substance and drug addiction also a probable cause?
Or as I have repeatedly stated and gone on record that the lack of attention, reckless driving, lack of proper protection, speeding, bad personal habits, social and behavioral misconduct and inconsiderate drivers of larger vehicles are some of the problems that cause accidents.
In Malaysia, motorcycle fatal accidents (60%) warrant a high degree of concern.
Can the real non compromised media practitioners please prove me wrong?
I have always advocated heavy penalties.
And the law is clear so please media do not play one up and another down.
Under Section 45(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987, those who drive under the influence of liquor or drugs (liquor or drugs – mind you) can be punished with a fine not exceeding RM1,000 and shall also be liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months.
Why have we not regularly checked for drugs and substance abuse by drivers of commercial and heavy vehicles which includes busses?
I have for the last 12 years lobbied for this.
So we do not need busy body prime minister ‘wannna-be’ politicians to urge the freezing of new licenses for the sale of liquor pending new guidelines and laws nor the banning of alcohol in Malaysia.
All we need as Prime Minister, Muhyiddin Yassin stated the current legislation to be tightened and the penalties heavy with mandatory jail terms, heavy fines and a driving ban up to 5 years!
I just cannot understand why certain Malaysian media publicize such idiotic statements, when the statements made does not provide concrete answers based on facts, figures or the current reality of road carnage in Malaysia.