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24 October 2017


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polis sedang menjejaki pemandu bas kilang yang hilang selepas kemalangan berlaku sebelum tol Juru arah utara.





Eight dead, 33 injured in Penang road tragedy

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Eight people died in an early morning crash involving two factory buses and a van along the North-South Expressway today.

The crash reportedly happened about 5.40am at kilometre 147, just before the Juru Toll Plaza in Seberang Perai, Penang.

Berita Harian Online quoted Penang Fire and Rescue Services Department deputy chief Mohd Shoki Hamzah as saying that the buses were ferrying people to the Sony factory in Prai and the Plexus factory in Bayan Lepas.

Six people died at the scene while two others succumbed to their injuries while being treated at the Seberang Jaya Hospital (HSJ), the news report said.

At least 33 others, who were injured in the incident, are being treated at the same hospital.

Read more at https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/399274#4Mfz1rGdLK8y3eav.99


8 maut kemalangan bas kilang dekat Juru


SEKURANG-KURANGNYA lapan terbunuh setelah dua bas dan sebuah van yang membawa pekerja kilang terbabit dalam kemalangan dekat Plaza Tol Juru, di Pulau Pinang pagi tadi.

Kemalangan kira-kira pukul 6 pagi itu berlaku di hadapan Institut Teknikal Malaysia-Jepun  di KM 147, Lebuhraya Utara Selatan, menghala ke utara.

Jurucakap pasukan Bomba dan Penyelamat Sungai Bakap berkata kemalangan dipercayai berlaku selepas salah sebuah kenderaan terlibat gagal dikawal.

Enam mangsa meninggal dunia di tempat kejadian manakala dua lagi maut semasa dalam perjalanan ke Hospital Seberang Jaya.

“Semua yang terbunuh wanita,” kata jurucakap itu.

Sehingga berita ini ditulis, belum ada maklumat mengenai identiti mangsa.


9 May 2017

Express bus crashes into seven vehicles in Johor|


JOHOR BARU: Seven vehicles were badly damaged when an express bus ploughed into them at KM45.3 of Jalan Batu Pahat-Mersing, Sri Lalang, near Kluang, Tuesday.

Kluang police chief ACP Mohamad Laham said the incident occurred on a congested route in front of the district’s Road Transport Department (JPJ) office at about 12.45pm, but no casualties were reported.

“The accident occurred when the 45-year-old bus driver who was on his way to Kluang from Ayer Hitam, Batu Pahat, lost control of his vehicle and hit a tree on the left side of the road. The vehicle skidded to the right and collided into a car coming from Kluang,” he said in a statement here.

According to ACP Mohamad, the express bus without passengers then crashed into five other cars as well as a JPJ motorcycle.

Read more at http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2017/05/09/express-bus-crashes-into-seven-vehicles-in-johor/#CPOQx44Q9eD0ypYY.99

13 Jan 2017

Passenger discovered dead during bus journey to Malacca

KUANTAN: A man headed from Terengganu to Malacca was found dead in an express bus that arrived at Sungai Ular, Cherating, near here at about 2.30am today, police said.

Kuantan Police chief ACP Abdul Aziz Salleh said the 43-year-old man had died of drug-related causes, according to a post-mortem at the Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital.

Read More : http://www.nst.com.my/news/2017/01/203866/passenger-discovered-dead-during-bus-journey-malacca


*Do you really think that paying higher fares will translate into seat belts for passengers?
*Do you think that paying bus drivers higher wages will mean that drivers will not talk on their hand phone, send Whatsapp or Wechat messages, and drive safely?


Videos of bus driver smoking, texting: Police begin probe

27 Dec 2016


‘Insensitive to talk about wages when 14 lives lost’

PETALING JAYA:  The Public Transport Users Association (4PAM) has lashed out at the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) chairman and a bus operators’ group for being “insensitive” in suggesting a hike in bus fees.

4PAM president Ajit Johl said both Syed Hamid Syed Albar and Pan-Malaysian Bus Operators Association president Mohamad Ashfar Ali’s comments in calling for greater flexibility in bus drivers’ salaries were uncalled for.

“Fourteen families lost their loved ones in a road tragedy and both men are talking about proposals to raise bus drivers’ pay.

“They should apologise to the families and retract their statements,” he told FMT.

Earlier today, Syed Hamid said bus drivers should be paid a higher salary so that they will stop chasing trips to get a higher income.

26 Dec 2016

Requiring seatbelts on express buses still at discussion, study stage: RTD


KUALA LUMPUR: Installing seatbelts in express buses should be enforced to reduce the risk of death in road accidents. Road Transport Department (RTD) director Datuk Seri Nadzri Siron said, however, that the move requires detailed study.
“I welcome the suggestion that the use of seatbelts be enforced in express buses, as it is among the best measures to reduce loss of life.
“I will discuss this within the RTD, as seatbelts in the passenger seats of express buses will improve the safety system of these buses,” he told Bernama yesterday.
Nadzri was commenting on a news analysis on bus accidents, written by Bernama chairman Datuk Seri Azman Ujang yesterday, saying that there should be preventive measures, such as disallowing drivers from making trips during the ‘sleepy hours’, and making seatbelts for passengers compulsory.

However, Nadzri said, although the government has not yet made passenger seatbelts compulsory, bus operators could take the initiative of providing them for the public.

Read More : http://www.nst.com.my/news/2016/12/199396/requiring-seatbelts-express-buses-still-discussion-study-stage-rtd


Operator licence suspended after Muar bus crash



Four women from Singapore among dead in Muar bus crash – The New Paper



Muar bus crash: Singaporean victims buried side by side at Choa Chu Kang cemetery on Sunday afternoon


28 March 2016

Free eggs, anyone? But only scrambled eggs!

KUALA LUMPUR: An overturned delivery lorry carrying eggs caused a massive traffic snarl at the Lebuhraya Damansara-Puchong today.

In the 9.30am incident, the one-tonne lorry appeared to have flipped on side near the Kelana Jaya LRT station, causing hundreds of eggs to be scattered all over the road.

The mess caused traffic to come to a standstill on both sides, no thanks to gawkers.

Read More : http://www.nst.com.my/news/2016/03/135570/traffic-chaos-overturned-lorry-spills-eggs-across-ldp

LDP: “Egg-cident” at KM 11.4  from Kelana Jaya towards Sunway has been cleared, drive safe!



Tiga beranak maut bertembung lori muatan balak

1 March 2016


1 March 2016 | MYT 6:42 PM

Palm oil spill causes massive traffic jam

KULAI: A trailer laden with crude palm oil overturned and spilled its contents in a traffic accident that caused massive traffic jam in Jalan Ayer Hitam here.

Kulai Fire and Rescue Department operations chief Masnawi Wardjin said the trailer was transporting 35 tonnes of palm oil to Pasir Gudang when the accident occurred at about 10am on Tuesday.

“The driver lost control of the trailer and hit two cars on the opposite side of the road,” he said, adding that all those involved in the accident escaped with injuries.

He added that the department used sawdust to control the spill.



Kerja2 penghamprn habuk kayu akibat tumphn minyak sec 38 Jln JB-Srmbn.

Kerja-kerja pembersihan jalan dijalankan akibat tumpahan minyak sec 38, J.B-Serembn.

23 January 2016


Treler dengan muatan 9 kereta Perodua musnah terbakar di KM 400.7 L/raya PLUS arah utara dekat tol Tg Malim 10 malam tadi-Bomba



Who was there after and saw the incident?
(Kuala Lumpur on the jpc) contains at least nine cars tow gros pct, travelling in the avenue when fueled the fires of undue, luo pct at 100 per cent of the cars were burned!
The burning of the six vehicles including a gnp axia, 2 vehicles gnp mai mee and one a gnp alza minivan car, fortunately no casualties.
This was the fire infestation on Friday (November 22) evening about ten hours, the first in the North-South Road, 400.7 km to the snow state cold bā Bǎi Ridge Ying Dynasty Tanjung Perak Marlin direction road sections.
It is learnt that the luo pct fire emergency after parked in the street, causing avenue queues for up to three kilometers, the authorities then attact and police officers at the scene of the helpers of the consumer, the maintenance of traffic order and fight the fire.
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Kejadian 10 malam tadi.

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22 January 2016

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21 January 2016

22h22 hours ago

21/1/2016 : KEBAKARAN KERETA DI JALAN TUN ABDUL RAZAK, IPOH pada pukul 11.02 malam tadi

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2 January 2016

7 hurt as tour bus crashes into cement truck near Tapah

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IPOH – Seven people were hurt when the tour bus they were travelling in rammed into a cement truck at KM313 of the North-South Expressway, near Tapah.

There were a total of 12 people on board the bus.

Of the seven passengers, one sustained serious injuries. The truck driver escaped unhurt.

The incident happened at 4.02am on Saturday.

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Mangsa yang cedera dibawa ke Hospital Tapah bagi mendapatkan rawatan.

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6 December 2015


15 passengers suffer minor injuries after express bus passengers skids and overturns

NIBONG TEBAL: Fifteen passengers aboard an express bus were injured after it skidded and overturned at KM167.7 of the North-South Expressway (northbound) here, early today.

Penang Traffic Police chief DSP Tan Boon Hooi said in the 5.50am accident, eight women and seven men, aged between 18 and 45, who were passengers in the bus, suffered minor injuries.

“When the accident occurred, the express bus carrying 21 passengers was on its way from Larkin, Johor, to Kangar, Perlis.


22 November 2015

Six injured in PLUS highway bus crash
By HANI SHAMIRA SHAHRUDIN – 21 November 2015 @ 11:09 PM
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It is learnt the bus was ferrying factory workers from the city to Bayan Lepas, Penang. Sani said the department received a distress call at 8.33pm and seven firemen from Kuala Kubu Bharu and Sungai Buloh stations were deployed to the scene.
A victim who only wanted to be known as Rameswaran said during the incident the bus was on the middle lane when a car allegedly tried to overtake the bus from the left.
…”The bus driver stepped on the brake, causing the bus to skid into a drain on the left side of the highway, before tipping on its side.

“During the incident, the passengers were shocked and almost everyone was screaming,” he said when met at the hospital.

Read More : http://www.nst.com.my/news/2015/11/112992/six-injured-plus-highway-bus-crash

14 August 2015


One dead, four seriously injured in a three-way pileup

By Halim Said – 14 August 2015 @ 2:31 PM

JOHOR BARU: A 47-year old woman died in a three-vehicle pile-up involving two cars and a factory bus near Taman Gaya in Taman Johor Jaya at 9.17am today.

The deceased Lim Guat Ngoh died in the crash while four others, two male and two female were badly injured when Taman Johor Jaya fire and rescue department arrived at the accident spot 15-minutes later.

It is learnt that three of the injured victims are teenagers aged between 14, 15 and 17-years old.

Factory bus plunges into slope off Johor Bahru neighbourhood

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一輛工廠巴士失控衝到對面車道後連撞3輛轎車,再“挾帶”其中一輛休旅車墜落約10呎深的叢林草坡… http://bit.ly/1J7OOsv

A factory bus lost control and go into the opposite lane even hit 3 cars, and then “carries” one RV fell about 10 feet deep in the jungle grass … http://bit.ly/1J7OOsv
光明日報 Guang Ming Daily's photo.

Did the bus crash into a river or a longkang? Judge for yourself.

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BAS EKPRESS TERJUNAM DLM GAUNG DI Kg Guchil, Jln K. Krai-Kota Bharu Kelantan 4.40 pg td. 7 parah & 38 cdra rgn


Friday August 7, 2015 MYT 1:40:30 PM

Express bus plunges into river in Kelantan, 45 injured

KOTA BARU: Forty-five passengers including 16 foreign tourists were injured when an express bus they were travelling in skidded and plunged into a river in Kampung Guchil, Batu Balai in Kuala Krai.

Head of the Kuala Krai fire and rescue station assistant superintendent Hanif Khalid said the incident occurred at about 4.40am, Friday, while the bus was on its journey from Kuala Lumpur to here.

On arriving at the scene, firemen saw a bus in a river near the Kampung Guchil bridge, he said when contacted by Bernama.

He said all the injured passengers including seven people who suffered serious injuries were sent to Kuala Krai Hospital for treatment.


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Bas masuk longkang, 45 cedera. Selanjutnya:

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The truck overturned but the driver was only hurt, not killed.

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Lelaki nyaris maut lori dipandu terbalik di Lebuhraya PLUS dekat Jelapang Pix ihsan pembaca

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Ipoh : Pemandu lori membawa muatan minuman nyaris maut apabila kenderaan yang dipandu terhumban dan terbalik di tepi jalan pada ketinggian hampir enam meter di Kilometer 266.3 Lebuhraya Utara-Selatan arah utara berhampiran persimpangan lampu isyarat Tol Jelapang di sini, pagi tadi.

Kejadian pada 3.50 pagi itu menyebabkan mangsa, lelaki berusia 35 tahun berasal dari Melaka mengalami kecederaan di beberapa anggota badan.

20 injured after Malaysian express bus rams road divider


Tuesday February 24, 2015 MYT 7:15:23 PM

Express bus rams road divider, 20 injured

JOHOR BARU: Twenty passengers were left injured after an express bus rammed into a road divider and fell into a drain.

Batu Pahat OCPD Asst Comm Din Ahmad said that the bus was on its way to Johor Baru from Butterworth at around 4.15am on Tuesday when the incident took place.

He said that no casualties were reported after the accident took place at KM100.1 of the Pagoh-Yong Peng stretch along the North-South Expressway.

“The bus smashed against the road divider before going into the opposing northbound lane.

“The bus then plunged into the drain at the side of the road and toppled to its side,” he said, adding that three were severely injured while 17 others suffered from minor injuries.


17 foreign workers injured after the schoolbus they were travelling in was involved in an accident at Bt 19 of Jln Tapah-Cameron Highlands

By Sylvia Looi – 12 February 2015 @ 11:03 AM

TAPAH: A total of 17 workers were injured after the bus they were travelling in were involved in an accident.

In the 9am incident today at Bt 19 of Jalan Tapah – Cameron Highlands, the victims, who are Indian nationals, were on their way to a site to carry out maintenance work.


17 pekerja cedera slps bas dinaiki terbabas di Batu 19 Jln Tapah-Cameron Highlands Pix bomba

Borneo Post Online

JPJ homing in on express, tour buses before CNY rush

February 10, 2015, Tuesday

SIBU: The Sarawak Road Transport Department (JPJ) will be mounting an enforcement operation in view of the forthcoming Chinese New Year, focusing on express and tour buses.

State JPJ enforcement assistant director Albert Clement said yesterday that enforcement officers would be stationed at major bus terminals, namely in Kuching, Sibu and Miri.

“They will inspect tyres, brakes and mechanical conditions of the express buses,” Albert told The Borneo Post yesterday.

JPJ homing in on express, tour buses before CNY rush

Two killed in Ipoh crash involving two lorries

By Audrey Dermawan – 31 January 2015 @ 8:43 AM

IPOH: Two people were killed while another was seriously injured in an accident involving two lorries here late last night.

The three were traveling inside a lorry ferrying paint while the other lorry was ferrying rice.

The accident happened at Km265.8 of the North South Expressway near the Menora tunnel.

It is learnt that in the 11pm incident, all three were trapped inside their vehicle after it lost control and rammed into the back of the other vehicle.

The accident caused all the paint containers and rice to fall onto the road, resulting in a massive traffic jam.


It’s a miracle that no other vehicle was under all those logs!


Pemandu cedera lori balak terbabas dekat Bukit Rangin, Kuantan ptg tadi Pix Syazwan Msar

Kuantan: Pemandu lori sarat muatan balak cedera selepas kenderaan dipandunya hilang kawalan sebelum terbabas di Jalan Pintasan Kuantan-Pelabuhan berhampiran Bukit Rangin dekat sini, 1.30 petang tadi.

Ketua Polis Daerah Kuantan, Asisten Komisioner Abdul Aziz Salleh berkata, pemandu lori berusia 40 tahun itu dalam perjalanan dari Rompin menuju Kemaman, Terengganu.

Katanya, sebaik tiba di lokasi kejadian, rantai pengikat balak dipercayai terputus menyebabkan lori berkenaan hilang kawalan lalu terbabas ke kiri dan balak bertaburan di tengah jalan.


Pemandu treler nyaris maut dihempap papan tanda. Selanjutnya di

Putrajaya:Seorang pemandu nyaris maut apabila treler membawa pengorek lubang yang dipandunya melanggar papan tanda setinggi lima meter di KM 2.4 Persiaran Timur, di sini.

Kejadian kira-kira 2.40 petang itu menyebabkan papan tanda jatuh menghempap kepala treler berkenaan.



Wednesday January 21, 2015 MYT 3:47:53 PM

School van carrying 15 pupils toppled after collision with bus

zsA school van that toppled to its side after a bus knocked into it in Jalan Tembikai Utama in Pasir Gudang, Johor on Wednesday.

JOHOR BARU: A school van ferrying 15 pupils toppled to its side after it collided with a bus at a road junction in Jalan Tembikai Utama, Pasir Gudang here.

Seri Alam OCPD Supt Abdul Samad Salleh said that the bus was turning out from the junction into the main road when it collided with the school van that was coming from Jalan Nenas Utama at around 10am on Wednesday.

All the pupils sustained minor injuries and had since been brought to Hospital Sultan Ismail for outpatient treatment.


LBS Travel and Tours bus crashed.

A compiled list of the dead:

1. M. Jayagunasgaran, 39 (bus driver)
2. Lim Soo Lan,58 (female)
3. Aw Ah Poh, 55 (female)
4. Ong Ah Yook, 58 (female)
5. Sin Ah Guat, 53 (female)
6. Tan Ah Ba, 64 (male)
7. Tan Ah Ban @ Tan Chan Ming, 68 (male)
8. Tan Ah Baa, 63 (male)



The bodies were burnt beyond recognition and their MyKad were destroyed in fire.


Friday January 16, 2015 MYT 12:15:52 PM

Survivor: A lot of screaming as we crawled out through windows


IPOH: Survivors of the ill-fated tour bus that crashed near Tapah early Thursday recalled how they crawled through broken windows to safety seconds before the vehicle burst into flames.

Some were pulled out by other passengers and passers-by.

Low Chong Hee, 58, said he and his wife were awake during the incident and crawled out from the wreckage through the windows to escape the fire.

“We saw the bus driver try to avoid something and he lost control of the vehicle.

“The bus swerved and overturned and in just about two seconds it caught fire,” he said at the Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital.

“There was also an explosion and we saw fire and smoke. There was a lot of screaming inside the bus as we tried to escape,” he added.

Low also said that a passenger from the other side of the aisle inside the bus fell on him and his wife after the bus overturned.

“We tried to wake them up but they were not moving. I also saw passengers trying to pull others through the broken windows to escape the fire,” he added.


Friday January 16, 2015 MYT 9:31:28 AM

Witness: I’ll never forget what I saw of crash


TAPAH: Parvinder Singh is used to seeing accidents but what he saw yesterday morning will forever be etched in his memory.

The Workshop on Wheels (WOW) employee, who attends to motorists in distress along the North-South Expressway, cheated death when a tour bus skidded right past him and rammed into his car before overturning and catching fire.

“I was standing outside my car at the time, about to remove a lorry tyre that was lying on the fast lane. I was waiting for a suitable moment to do it but within seconds, the tour bus hit the tyre and swerved towards my car,” Parvinder said.

Although stunned, he quickly re­­gained his composure and called the PLUS hotline for help.

“I managed to pull four or five victims out of the bus which was already on fire,” the 35-year-old said.

“Unfortunately, I was unable to free one elderly man. He was pinned under the wreckage,” Parvinder said, adding that he saw the driver being flung out of the bus.

The other victims, he said, crawled out through shattered windows.


Tragedy on the roads: 8 dead, 21 hurt after bus overturns and catches fire in Ipoh

Horrific in that killed 7 early this morning

In the 1.15am incident, the bus, which was carrying 30 passengers, was on its way from Kuala Kurau to Genting Highlands.

District police chief Superintendent Somsak Din Keliaw said initial investigations showed the bus had crashed onto a lorry that had stopped in the middle of the expressway before ending up in the drain and caught fire.

“The bus also crashed onto a car that had stopped to retrieve tyres from the lorry,” he said.



Thursday January 15, 2015 MYT 11:26:52 AM

Eight killed, 21 injured after tour bus overturns and catches fire

Fire and Rescue personnel at the scene of the accident.

Fire and Rescue personnel at the scene of the accident.

POH: Eight people died while 21 were injured after a tour bus overturned and caught fire at KM326 of the North-South Expressway in Tapah.

Two others managed to escape unhurt in the 1.22am incident on Thursday.

Some of the remains recovered from the wreckage. 

The bus belonging to LBS Travel and Tours was on its way from Kerian in Perak  to Genting Highlands.

It was believed the bus hit a tyre on the road causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle.

The bus then collided with car before overturning and burst into flames.

The bodies were burnt beyond recognition and their MyKad were destroyed in fire.



KLUANG: A double-decker caught fire at Km51.1 of the North South Expressway near Simpang Renggam here early this morning.No one was injured in the incident at 6.41am.

KEBAKARAN BAS EKSPRES 2 TKT DI KM51.1 PLUS ARAH SELATAN (B.PAHAT KE JB) 6.41 pg td. Tiada pnmpg & Pemandu slmt


SUNGAI BULOH: An 11-year-old girl sustained light injury while 29 other bus passengers escaped unhurt when a bus landed on its side at the North South Expressway in Sungai Buloh this morning.

The bus driver K. Rajesh said they were on a trip to Singapore from Ipoh when it hit a road construction site after midnight.

“We had stopped at the Sungai Buloh rest area before continuing our journey (to Singapore)… When we were heading out of the rest area, a motorist had flicked the high beam and I moved to the left to give way to the car,” he said when met at the scene.

Rajesh said there were no safety cones indicating that there was a one- metre deep ditch at the left side of the road, causing the vehicle to fall into it.

However, the 30 passengers including Rajesh managed to escape through the vehicle’s broken windscreen.



Sembilan penumpang cedera nahas dekat Sungai Bakap –



Nine injured as express bus rams lorry

NIBONG TEBAL: Nine people were injured, three of them seriously, after an express bus rammed into the rear of a lorry and overturned on a south-bound lane of the North-South Expressway near Sungai Bakap last night, police said today.

The bus, with two drivers and 26 passengers on board, was travelling from Kangar to Johor Baharu when it hit the lorry laden with gas cylinders at 11.35pm, said Seberang Perai Selatan Police chief Supt Wan Hasan Wan Ahmad.

“One of the drivers and eight passengers were trapped in the vehicle and had to be removed by fire and rescue personnel. They were sent to the Seberang Jaya Hospital,” he said when contacted.

The 39-year-old bus driver and two of the passengers, a man and a woman, were seriously injured and had been admitted to the hospital, he said, adding that the six other passengers were given outpatient treatment. Wan Hasan said the lorry driver, in his 40s, was unhurt.






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Thursday June 26, 2014 MYT 3:30:44 PM

Kangar-bound express bus lands in drain

A Kangar-bound express bus lands inside a drain at Jalan Baru near Butterworth on Thursday.

A Kangar-bound express bus lands inside a drain at Jalan Baru near Butterworth on Thursday.

BUTTERWORTH: An express bus from Malacca skidded and landed inside a drain at Jalan Baru near here.

The bus, with eight passengers, was on its way to Kangar, Perlis, when the incident occurred at 5am on Thursday.

The passengers and driver sustained minor injuries and received outpatient treatment.





Tuesday May 27, 2014 MYT 3:27:20 PM

Bus catches fire at North-South Expressway

The flames was put out after an hour.

The flames were put out after an hour.

IPOH: A bus carrying 20 passengers caught fire when travelling along the North-South Expressway at KM263 on Monday.

Meru Raya Fire Station senior officer Mohd Nasir Mohd Arshad said the bus was heading to Penang from Cameron Highlands when the incident occurred at 6.40pm.

“Seven firemen rushed to the scene upon receiving the call at 6.43pm and managed to put out the flames after an hour.




Sunday May 25, 2014 MYT 3:35:43 PM

45 passengers cheated death after bus plunges into ravine in Perlis

Forty-five passengers suffered injuries after the tour bus they were travelling in skidded and plunged into a ravine in a hilly area in Wang Kelian on Sunday.

Forty-five passengers suffered injuries after the tour bus they were travelling in skidded and plunged into a ravine in a hilly area in Wang Kelian on Sunday.

KANGAR: Forty-five passengers cheated death after the tour bus they were travelling in skidded and plunged into a ravine in a hilly area in Wang Kelian on Sunday.

Perlis Fire and Rescue Department director Mohd Fadzil Haroon said they only sustained injuries, but no casualties was reported in the mishap which, occurred at 9.40am.


NST photos

Pix courtesy of Fire and Rescue Department.

Pix courtesy of Fire and Rescue Department.




Road maintenance worker killed, 5 injured after hit by express bus

GUA MUSANG: A road maintenance worker was killed and five others injured after they were hit by an express bus at KM 72 of the Gua Musang-Kuala Krai road this afternoon.

Another express bus which was following closely behind could not brake in time and hit a van and a four-wheel drive vehicle where the five others were standing.



Monday April 28, 2014 MYT 7:19:04 AM

Vehicle plunges into a worksite ditch after driver passes out

Down the road: Rescue personnel working to take the injured to the hospital after the bus landed in a water retention pond at the NKVE.

Down the road: Rescue personnel working to take the injured to the hospital after the bus landed in a water retention pond at the NKVE.



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Five UIAM student injured in bus crash at Jalan Duta

By Atiqa Hazellah | news@nst.com.my

KUALA LUMPUR: Five UIAM Gombak student seriously injured after the bus carrying 30 students skidded and crashed at KM25.3 from Jln Duta toll at 9.20am

Students boarded the bus from UIAM campus in Gombak and were en route to Bukit Cerakah, Shah Alam when the accident occurred.

Pix by Shahril Badri Saali

Pix by Shahril Badri Saali

Pix by Atiqa Hazellah

The recent crashes, he said, have spurred SPAD to audit all express bus operators on the speed profiles of their vehicles over the next 30 days.


Wednesday April 23, 2014 MYT 10:56:20 AM

Bus operators lax until action is taken, says SPAD

Sad situation: There have been too many bus accidents and deaths in recent years despite the rules and enforcement.N ow the parties involved are pointing fingers at each other.

Sad situation: There have been too many bus accidents and deaths in recent years despite the rules and enforcement. Now the parties involved are pointing fingers at each other.

KUALA LUMPUR: Bus operators have been lax over the safety of their buses until action was taken against them, said the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) chief executive Mohd Nur Ismal Kamal.

He said SPAD had first engaged operators on safety procedures in November 2012, and had come up with an industrial code of practice in late 2013.

He said attitudes towards safety only changed after an operator was suspended in November 2013 when a bus crashed in Genting Highlands killing 37 people last year.

Since then, 42 operators have been audited with 10 of them getting suspended after they were found to have violated safety regulations.

SPAD’s statistics showed that there were 4,534 express buses, 5,158 tour buses and 736 chartered buses operating in the country. There were 198 express bus operators, 141 chartered bus companies and 896 tour bus businesses.


Compulsory daily urine test for express bus drivers: Deputy Transport Minister


3 seriously injured in bus-van crash

JOHOR BARU: Three people were seriously injured in an accident involving a bus and a van at Jalan Sungai Tiram, Ulu Tiram early this morning.

NSTP photo by Zulkarnain Ahmad Tajuddin

NSTP photo by Zulkarnain Ahmad Tajuddin



Bus crash in Sg Petani, four factory workers seriously injured

SUNGAI PETANI: Four factory workers were seriously injured, two of them in a critical condition after the bus they were travelling crashed into the rear of a lorry near Sungai Petani Selatan exit of the North-South Expressway today.

The other 13 passengers and the bus driver escaped with minor injuries in the 3.25pm crash.
During the incident, the victims were heading home after completing their shift at a factory in Bayan Lepas, Penang.

Read more: Bus crash in Sg Petani, four factory workers seriously injured – Latest – New Straits Times http://www.nst.com.my/latest/bus-crash-in-sg-petani-four-factory-workers-seriously-injured-1.576012?cache=%252F%2Fwp-login.php%2F7.309820#ixzz2zfAtQ2Lw

Double-deckers banned from 6 routes!


Wednesday April 23, 2014 MYT 6:51:41 AM

Double-decker buses barred from six ‘danger’ routes

PUTRAJAYA: Double-decker buses have been barred indefinitely from using six routes which have been described as dangerous for them.

The routes are to Genting Highlands, Cameron Highlands, Fraser’s Hill, Bukit Larut, Bukit Tinggi and Gunung Jerai.

The indefinite ban will take effect on May 1, said Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Abdul Aziz Kaprawi.

On Sunday, a double-decker ex­­press bus plunged down a slope along the Kuantan-Segamat trunk road causing the death of a passenger.

On April 12, a Transnasional double-decker bus hit an electric pole and overturned in Bentong, killing three passengers.


the Sun daily

SPAD suspends permits of 27 express buses

KUALA LUMPUR: The Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) is suspending the permits of 27 Transnasional express buses plying the East-North Sector effective Wednesday following accidents involving buses of the company.

SPAD chief executive officer Mohd Nur Ismal Mohamed Kamal in a statement here today said the decision was taken after audits found the company did not monitor speed limits,and found that Global Positioning System (GPS) for the buses were not functioning.

He said SPAD would also be taking stern action against the bus companies whose buses were involved in accidents in Temerloh and Pekan, Pahang if they were found to have violated their licensing conditions.

“It was made compulsory in 2010 that all express and tour buses must be equipped with GPS. This was part of their licensing condition. Thus, each of the bus operator must ensure the GPS functions properly.


Tour bus falls into ravine

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Tour bus falls into ravine, 1 dies

PEKAN: A double decker tour bus, fell into a ravine along Jalan Kuantan-Segamat near the Felda Chini junction about 4.30pm today.

The bus which was ferrying foreign tourists, including from the United Kingdom  was travelling from Pulau Redang, Terengganu to Singapore.

Checks revealed one passenger was killed after the victim was found pinned inside the vehicle.




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Sunday April 20, 2014 MYT 9:01:22 AM

Our lives in their hands

A bus been removed from the crash scene at Genting Highlands yesterday. AZMAN GHANI / The Star

Death on wheels: The bus being removed from the crash scene in Genting in August last year. As the report states, the accident showed that the causes are institutional and system based.



Sunday April 20, 2014 MYT 9:00:15 AM

28 onboard rushed to hospital after accident

KUANTAN: An express bus that was on its way to Kuala Lumpur flipped over on the East Coast Expressway, leaving scores of passengers injured.

Temerloh OCPD Asst Comm Abdul Aziz Salleh said the driver was believed to have lost control of the vehicle, causing it to hit the road divider on the right before overturning and landing in a ditch at KM116.

He said the 28 people onboard, including the driver, were rushed to the Temerloh hospital after the 1.15am incident yesterday.

“Six passengers have been warded,” ACP Abdul Aziz said. “Two men, aged 28 and 39, as well as an 11-month-old baby boy suffered serious injuries,” he added.

In a daze: Some of the victims resting by the roadside before being taken to hospital after the accident at KM116 of the East Coast Expressway.

In a daze: Some of the victims resting by the roadside before being taken to hospital after the accident at KM116 of the East Coast Expressway.



Driver, passengers injured as express bus crashes at East Coast Expressway

Bus driver, several passengers injured when an express bus crashed into the guardrail at KM116 of LPT near Temerloh about 1am. Pix by Luqman Hakim Zubir

Pix by Luqman Hakim Zubir


Saturday April 19, 2014 MYT 10:34:44 AM

Ten injured in bus crash

TEMERLOH: Ten people were injured in an express bus accident at KM118 of the East Coast Highway (LPT) near here on Saturday.

A Temerloh police head quarters traffic spokesman said the accident occurred about 1.20am.

The driver is believed to have lost control of the vehicle causing it to crash into the road divider and spin around a few times, he said.

He said, the impact had caused the driver and a number of passengers to be thrown out of the bus.





Monday April 14, 2014 MYT 7:15:10 PM

One child dies, five in critical condition after school van crashes into septic pond

The school van that crashed into a septic pond in Taman Universiti

The school van that crashed into a septic pond in Taman Universiti

JOHOR BARU: A school van plunged into a septic pond in Taman Universiti here on Monday, killing one child and leaving five others in critical condition.

Johor Baru (North) OCPD Asst Comm Mohd Khamsani Abd Rahman said that the incident occurred at around 12.15pm along Jalan Pertanian 7.

“The children were getting into the van when it suddenly moved backwards and crashed through a gate before falling into the pond.



School van reverses into sewage plant, one pupil killed

“There were six pupils in the van when it suddenly skidded and crashed into the pool. The other five who were njured were taken to the Sultanah Aminah Hospital for treatment,” said Khamsani.

NST Photo


10 passengers suffered minor injuries.


Sunday April 13, 2014 MYT 7:37:33 AM

Bus carrying devotees flips, injuring 10

KULAIJAYA: A group of Hindu devotees en route from Johor Baru to a temple in Pahang were forced to put their trip on hold when their bus met with an accident near here.

The bus with 30 passengers left Taman Universiti in Skudai for the temple in Maran when it skidded and flipped onto its side as it tried to avoid a car after exiting the Kulaijaya toll plaza. The incident occurred at about 1am yesterday.



Sunday April 13, 2014 MYT 7:07:06 AM

Vehicle was swaying near a corner before it hit electric pole, says passenger

Smashed: The express bus lying on its side by the roadside after the accident at Jalan Bentong-Raub.

Smashed: The express bus lying on its side by the roadside after the accident at Jalan Bentong-Raub.

BENTONG: A double-decker express bus with 67 passengers skidded while negotiating a corner at KM11 Jalan Bentong-Raub and crashed into a pole, killing an African and his pregnant Malaysian wife, and another person.

Ten people were injured, including bus driver Wan Khairul Affendi Wan Mustafa, 35, in the 12.30am incident yesterday.

Ruwaidi Jusuh of Tenanga Nasional Berhad said he had to crawl out with the other survivors through the airwell of the bus and had to wait for about an hour for his turn to be in the ambulance.

Ruwaidi, who had completed a one-week course in Bangi, Selangor, was on his way back to Kota Baru.

“I was seated at the top deck, and I saw the bus swaying when approaching a corner before it hit the electric pole,” he said.



Saturday April 12, 2014 MYT 10:09:22 PM

Bentong bus crash: Deceased couple’s planned surprise turns into shock for relatives

KOTA BARU: The married couple which was killed in the express bus accident on Saturday morning were making a surprise visit home, but their planned surprise turned into shock instead for relatives when informed of their demise.

Zarifah Alias, 26, and her Somali husband Saeed Mohamad Mohamud Abdalla, 31, had told relatives they planned to return to her hometown, but did not say when they would be visiting.

“I don’t know when exactly she was planning to come home because they wanted it to be a surprise,” said Zarifah’s sister Zalilawati Alias, 42.



Saturday April 12, 2014 MYT 5:01:01 PM

Bus involved in Bentong crash not overloaded says police

BENTONG: The double-decker Transnasional Express bus involved in a road accident  that killed three passengers in Bentong this morning was not overloaded with passengers.

Bentong District Police Chief Supt Mohamad Nor Mansor said such double-decker express buses could carry up to 69 passengers.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that the bus was carrying 68 passengers including the driver and the maximum capacity permitted was 69 passengers.

“So, it was still below the maximum capacity allowed,” he said.

He said the urine test of the bus driver, Wan Khairul Affendi Mustafa, 35, from Kg Telepot, Kelantan came back negative.



KUANTAN: Three passengers were killed when an express bus they were in overturned at 12.30am Saturday.

Bentong OCPD Supt Mohd Mansor Mohd Nor said the driver of the Transnasional double decker bus had been trying to overtake several vehicles at KM11 of Jalan Bentong-Raub when he lost control of the bus.

The bus, which was carrying 68 people, then crashed into an electric pole on the right side of the road before it overturned.


中國報訊:長巴車禍,警方證實3名巫裔乘客當場身亡,10名重傷者包括一名來自泰國的男遊客、 5名巫裔女子、3名巫裔男子及一名華裔女子。




NST photo

A man stands in front of the badly damaged bus. Pix by Azmaidi Abidi


Saturday April 12, 2014 MYT 8:11:46 AM

Bus carrying 68 passengers overturns in Bentong

by nicholas cheng

KUALA LUMPUR: An express bus carrying 68 people overturned in Bukit Lebu, Bentong at around 12.30am Saturday.

“We can confirm that the bus was heading from Bentong to Raub when it overturned. We will give more details when they become available,” the spokesman said.





12 April 2014| last updated at 07:43AM

Bentong Bus crash. Pix by Hariz Mohd

Read more: Bentong Bus crash : Updates, 3 confirms dead – Latest – New Straits Times http://www.nst.com.my/latest/font-color-red-bentong-bus-crash-font-updates-3-confirms-dead-1.562767#ixzz2ycyKF0lY


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