Consumerist: China Tourist Killed – Another Bad Press For Malaysia?

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‘After all, what can I say – when despite all the funds allocated and agencies set up – with important bourgeoisie tag names and positions – we still cannot address a comprehensive safe public transport system in Malaysia! ‘

Consumerist: China Tourist Killed – Another Bad Press For Malaysia?

Actually this is not funny anymore!

Road accidents involving buses are an alarming matter in Malaysia.

I am told that the national statistics showed that bus accident cases increased significantly with 48% between the year 2006 and the year 2008.

We are also told that prompted an in-depth study to clearly identify the problems, investigate the characteristics of bus accidents in Malaysia and determine critical issues highlighted from the investigated accidents.

Interestingly, the data of bus accidents during the period of 2007-2009 was obtained from MIROS database of real-world crash investigation and used for the study.

I am told again that a total of 109 cases related to bus accident were analyzed and related important issues were discussed.

And that from that study, several issues that contributed to the high level of fatalities and severe injuries arising from accidents involving bus were identified among them the failure of bus structure integrity, roadside hazard, lack of Safety and Health Environment Code of Practice by the operators, and poor vehicle maintenance, among them!

So what is the agencies tasked to protect the rights and interests of Malaysian consumers and public transport users doing about these findings?

What are the steps taken, if any to address this carnage on the roads that never stops!

So again, there is carnage on the roads with three tourists from China being killed while 14 others, were injured when the bus they were traveling in collided with another bus and a lorry in Batu Pahat today.

The trio died on the spot in the crash which occurred at about 5pm at the southbound 94.1 km North-South Expressway near Yong Peng.

The identities of the deceased have not be ascertained.

Yong Peng Fire and Rescue Department operations officer Assistant Superintendent Bakariya Mohd Salleh said the 24 passengers in the other bus escaped unhurt.

The lorry driver was injured, he said.

He said eight firemen extricated the bodies before sending it to the district hospital.

So well done again – for confirming that we are totally screwed up and do little at basics and post MH370!

After all what else can I say – when despite all the funds allocated and agencies set up – with important bourgeoisie tag names and positions – we still cannot address a comprehensive safe public transport system!