Saturday 30 October 2010

Death-by-Bus Continues in Malaysia!

Die like a frog (mati katak) in Malaysia, no one cares less

Some of the reasons are:-

  • No enforcement on roads & highways.
  • Corruption, Corruption, Corruption!
  • Lackadaisical authorities
  • Incompetence, stupidity
  • Cover-ups
  • Political influence and patronage
  • Poor road design and awful road-sign placement and multiple designs
  • Third world culture and mentality
  • Complaisance

Seven people, six of whom were teenagers, were killed and 39 others injured in a bus accident at Genting Sempah, outside of Kuala Lumpur.

The crash, happened at 7.50pm last night 29th October 2010), said Selangor traffic chief Supt Che Hussein Omar.

Seventeen were seriously injured while the remaining 22 suffered minor injuries,” he said. “Two people were thrown out from the bus.”

He added police were investigating the driver for reckless driving.

The co-driver said he was asleep when the crash happened.

“When I got up, the bus was rolling,” he added.




The driver who was driving the bus, that hit the roadside safety barrier and overturned several times at kilometre 38 of the Genting Sempah road on Friday, 29th October 2011, night, killing seven and injuring 39 others, did not have a driving licence.

In Baling, where the bus trip originated,families of the seven victims who were killed claimed that the bus was not the one promised by the bus company and said it was was not in good condition.

This is quite typical of the every day situation in today's Malaysia.

  • Corruption and bribery rule.
  • Money is seemingly king!
  • The dire consequences of actions are disregarded.
  • Safety is disregarded
  • Lives are regarded as cheap and are dispensable!

When well the people wake up and demand change?

May the seven innocent victims of this bus crash rest in peace.

And the extravagant pie-in-the-sky tourism minister wants to encourage tourists to hire self-drive cars!

How idiotic, even the locals get lost everyday!!!!!!

New Slogan for Ministry of Tourism:

Malaysia Truly a Great Place to Die in a Road Accident

Spend two weeks in Malaysia, hire a car.

You may either die, or perhaps you will spend your whole holiday trying to get out of Kuala Lumpur.................. enjoy going round in every decreasing circles, but be careful you may end up in your own anus!!!!

Salus populi suprema lex

The safety of the people is the supreme law. (Cicero)

Caeci caecos ducentes

Blind leading the blind

Monday 11 October 2010

DANGER! PLEASE TAKE HEED - Do not Travel on Express Buses in Malaysia

Yet another express bus crash resulting in a massive death toll and scores of injuries.

When will the carnage on Malaysia's roads end?

So all you people out there, locals and tourists alike, please think very carefully before choosing to travel by express bus in Malaysia.

Remember in Malaysia:
  • Talking is cheap
  • Lives are regarded as cheap, &
  • Corruption is still alive and thriving, but it is certainly killing the country and the people!

Twelve people were killed on the spot and more than 45 others were injured in a crash involving two buses, a van and three cars at Kilometre 223 of the North-South Highway near the Simpang Ampat toll plaza on Sunday, 10th October 2010.
The express bus crashed through the guardrail and ploughed into the five other vehicles heading in the opposition direction.

Police said the tragedy, at 18:40, happened when a bus heading towards Kuala Lumpur 'went out of control' and flipped over to the southbound side of the highway.

How on earth does a bus, or any other vehicle, 'go out of control' what an idiotic thing to say!

The red bus seems to have been speeding, that is the norm in Malaysia, although all buses are restricted by law to a maximum speed on highways of 90 km/hour, they can be seen at any time of any day moving at well over the maximum speed allowed for any vehicle on a Malaysian highway, which is 110 km/hour!

The is virtually zero enforcement of most laws, even though Malaysia has so many enforcement agencies.

The police and the road transport department are supposed to take care of enforcement on the roads and highways, but they do not appear to do their work very well.

In this case the police were reported as saying, as quoted in a news report:

'There was no evidence so far that the express bus involved in the fatal crash in Simpang Ampat on Sunday was speeding.'

SAC Abdul Aziz said 'police were still unsure of the exact cause'.

Just wait, there will soon be another fatal crash involving an express bus, and more and more ad infinitum, unless something is done to end the carnage on Malaysia's roads. Don't hold your breath folks!!

Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) president SM Idris was reported as saying that the authorities should investigate claims by some passengers that the bus was being driven very fast.

He said talks on public road safety were meaningless until enforcement and important policies on road safety were implemented.

"What happened to speed limiting devices on express buses, the automated enforcement system (AES) and proper management of commercial vehicle drivers?" he asked.

CAP said the authorities should stop pandering to the demands of transport companies and focus instead on saving lives.



Ex nilhilo nihil fit

Nothing comes from nothing

Nemo sine vitio est

No one is without fault. (Seneca the Elder)

Nomina stultorum parietibus haerent

The names of foolish persons adhere to walls (Fools names and fools faces are often seen in public places.)

Friday 1 October 2010

Say NO to book banning

Yet another book
(politically unacceptable to UMNO?)
has been banned in Malaysia.

The latest banned book:
"The March To Putrajaya"
by Kim Quek

TO READ THE BOOK, all 375 pages, "The March To Putrajaya"
the pdf version, please click


This is yet another nail in the coffin of freedom of speech and freedom of expression.

Even the freedom of thought is not encouraged in Malaysia!

What type of democratic system does Malaysia have?

It seems to more like a system stinking of dictatorial edicts, nepotism, feudalism, racism, which is run by pathetic, pigheaded, pompous, pie-in-the-sky politicians, who are a plague on Malaysia.

What is needed is more power to the people and free speech, freedom of expression, a free press and a truly democratic, open, unbiased and transparent system of governance.

These simple questions, and many more, need to be properly answered:

  • Why is Malaysia way far behind Singapore in every respect?
  • Where has all Malaysia's wealth gone to in the past half century?
  • Why is there still institutionalised racism in Malaysia?
  • Why do race and religion based political parties still thrive?
  • Why is religion so entwined with politics?
  • Why has corruption, from top to bottom, not been eradicated?

Tempora mutantur, nos et mutamur in illis

The times change, and we change with them. (John Owen)

Summum ius, summa iniuria

The extreme law is the greatest injustice. (Cicero)

Ubi concordia, ibi victoria

Where is the unity, there is the victory. (Publius Syrus)