Apad takes action following full report on the Rompin bus crash

PUTRAJAYA – The Land Public Transport Agency is working closely with all the agencies concerned to get a full report on the June 9 road accident involving a tourbus and a trailer that occurred on Jalan Kuantan-Segamat, near the Bahau Junction.

Apad stated in a press release on Tuesday, June 11, that the first step was taken by sending a letter of explanation to the bus company.

Apad found out that the tour bus and trailer were licensed by Zuzin Holiday Sdn. Bhd.

The statement said: “It’s important to note that if the results and report of the investigation reveal any violation by the company of the terms of its service licence, Apad may take action, either suspending or rescinding the licence, under Section 45 of the Land Public Transport Act 2010, (Act 715), whichever is relevant.”

Apad takes the incident very seriously, as it involves the safety of the general public. Apad will not compromise any offense involving land public transportation vehicles driven in a dangerous manner and resulting to an accident.

On June 9, a tourbus carrying a group teachers from SK Jeram, Masjid Tanah in Melaka, was involved in a serious accident near the Bahau Junction, Muadzam Shah, on Jalan Kuantan-Segamat.

The bus, which was carrying 39 passengers as well as two drivers, overturned in the accident after the driver lost his control and struck a trailer with a load iron hoops.

The bus carried teachers and their children from SK Jeram, Melaka to Terengganu for a benchmarking program.

Four people have died in the accident as of yesterday. Twelve accident victims remain at the Rompin hospital.

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