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Who in the blue hell is this? The new Transport Minister? The new Prime Minister? Another Syiok Sendiri endeavor?

By the way, talk is cheap – what happen to all those “brilliant” ideas that crops each time we have a bus flying off the highway and countless of life squashed in seconds?

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WTF!


I saw the traffic jam as I headed back to KL from the South but I did not know it was due to this:-

(The victim’s BMW – 3 people died on the spot. Pix Source: TheSun)

(The offender’s Renault – what he was doing driving against the traffic? Pix Source: TheSun)

Before that, the Dane was involved in another minor accident when his car collided with a Proton Waja. For reasons best known to him, he made an illegal U-turn and drove against the flow of traffic for several kilometres before colliding head on with the BMW,

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Driving against the traffic is not limited to some foreigners (who may not be familiar driving on the left side of the road) but also to some stubborn Malaysians who hop on the right side of the road when making selfish queue jumping.

No one in the right mind would be driving against the traffic on a 110 km/h highway at 4.30 am! It could have been a mistake but still, it is a tragic!

Good Question!


(Hardly looked like a composed PhD student – Image source: TheStar)

TheStar says:-

Hamood Sheehab Hamid, 45, was charged with committing the offence driving in a reckless and dangerous manner, under section 41 (1) of the Road Transport Act 1987, at the traffic light exit to USM, at Jalan Transkrian about 9.45am.

However, no plea was recorded because Hamood could neither understand English nor Malay.

Pakatan Rakyat’s Lim Kit Siang asked:-

Can you believe it? A PhD student in Universiti Sains Malaysia who cannot understand English or Malay! What medium of instruction is the student using in USM?

USM website states:-

Degree programmes are taught in the national language Bahasa Malaysia or the Malay language and English.

The medium of instruction is Bahasa Malaysia. International students who do not have the knowledge of the language will have to demonstrate a level of proficiency in the language as part of the entrance selection criteria.

Prospective candidates who are not sufficiently proficient in the language ill be required to undergo a preparatory programme of six months duration (one semester) prior to admissions into the degree course. This course is offered four times a year (one semester) prior to admissions into the degree course. This course is offered four times a year.

The question is how did the Hamood pass through the initial selection?

It will be interesting to see how USM response to this especially the course that Hamood Sheehab Hamid was taking is in electronic engineering. Or is Hamood doing another “I don’t know English” tactic in the courts, made famous by one local politician in Australia and hope to get away with it. If he is carrying million of cash, maybe, but this is not the case. Not when someone got killed due to reckless driving.

Frankly speaking, having this kind of foreigners in country seems more frightening than having the lowly paid Bangladesh factory workers, don’t you think so?

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Morning Accident


(Not the same car, not the same road but by the time, the car stopped, the damage to the car was very similar. Image source: http://www.newscientist.com)

It happened in slow motion…

Taking a corner on LDP near Bandar Puteri – the road was wet – I was in the middle lane – saw a maniac driving up fast on the left – showing off his new sports car – any Tom, Dick & Harry will know the most left lane has the most tightest corner.

The tires did not stick, lost the gripe – the car swayed several times – finally hit the concrete barriers at about 80 km/h – debris flying – saw a huge chunk lying on my path, managed avoided it – almost hit another car but managed to slow down – managed to drive away without a scratch

The idiot who drive himself up to the concrete barriers deserved it – it almost hit several cars just because he was thinking he was too good and continued speeding even though the road was wet.

I was lucky to miss it but I was not at ease – I worried whether I had picked up any debris and got myself a punctured tires. I checked my car several times but so far things are looking good. And I hope the driver who hit the barriers today is in coma with severe injuries – one less maniac on the road.

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