Tuesday 10 June 2008

Another Fatal Bus Crash in Malaysia

The Express Bus after Recovery from the River

A Malaysian 'Transnasional' express bus plunged into a river near Kampung Bapong Relong, a village near Kuala Lipis, Pahang at about 08:30 on Sunday 8th June 2008, killing the driver and co-driver.

Three passengers were seriously injured, and 16 others suffered minor injuries. All the injured passengers were taken to hospitals in Temerloh and Kuala Lipis for treatment.

Evidently the driver lost control of the vehicle, which swerved, crashed into a bus-stop on the other side of the road before skidding and hitting a concrete barrier, coming to an eventual halt in a five metre deep river.

Kuala Lipis acting police chief D S P Abdul Razak Hassan was reported as saying that initial investigations had shown that the driver had been speeding.

What is new, the carnage continues unabated on the roads and highways in Malaysia.

Apparently the authorities still have their thumbs up their bums and their brains in neutral!

How many more lives have to be sacrificed in road accidents before something positive is done to prevent them?

Action is required from the authorities, especially the TRAFFIC POLICE, who give the impression of:

Tardiness, Reticence, Apathetic Flip-Flopping, Ineffective Coverage

Procrastination, Obliviousness, Lackadaisical Indifference, Complaisant Effortlessness

In his ordo est ordinem non servare

- In this case the only rule is not obeying any rules

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