As it is, the Star "cleverly" looked up the rilek database to check the driver's offences.
It sounds awful, doesnt it? 13 summonses over 6 years totalling RM1980, which Lulu assumes is not discounted since he is the bad guy of the day.
But before you crucify him, look at the offences. Probably other than driving a bus which did not have a permit, most of us would also be guilty of speeding, not wearing a seat belt and not producing a driving licence.
And to put things into a more "high horse" manner, let's look at the "kononnya" leaders of our country's track record. This list was compiled by Malaysiakini a year ago.
What is 13 summons over 6 years totalling up to RM1,980 at an undiscounted rate?
Shame on the not just the Star, but also the other Malay and English papers for sensationalizing it!
Let's focus on the real issues on hand, like
the bus company
the working conditions of the drivers
the uselessness of the current fitness certification for commercial vehicles
and let us never forget the lives which were lost
1. Siti Sophia Ismail, 23, Alor Starthe families affected
2. Teoh Kee Song, 34, Padang Temusu, Kedah
3. Zaiton Bachik, 56, Malacca
4. Nur Sharul Miza Mohd Khairi, 27, Sungai Petani
5. Tea Choon Joo, 36, Padang Temusu, Kedah
6. Zuliani Buang, 25, Tanjung Keling, Malacca
7. Shahril Afendi, 22, Alor Star
8. T. Krishnan, 46, Kedah
9. Fadliz Ahmad, 22, Jasin, Malacca
10. Express bus driver Rohizan Abu Bakar, 37, Kulim, Kedah
11. Josli Arshad, 39, Jambatan Duyong, Malacca
12. Nazri Nordin, 35, Ayer Itam, Penang
13. Pang Tee Min, 58, Malacca
14. Mohd Yazid Md Yusoh, 27, Jasin, Malacca
15. Kamis Said, 62, Masjid Tanah, Malacca
16. Md Basri, Merlimau, Malacca
17. H. Abu Bakar, 37, Medan, Indonesia
18. Sri Asiah, 32, Indonesia
19. P. Sunderesvarar, 31, Kedah
and the people whose lives they have touched
and make sure the government and the enforcement agencies never bring this kind of grieve into the lifes of other people.
HIDUP MALAYSIA TANAH AIR KU!