Two firms lose 110 licences after bus accidents

The Star

KUALA LUMPUR: The Commercial Vehicle Licensing Board (CVLB) has revoked the licences of two bus companies involved in two fatal accidents last month.

The board revoked the 11 licences of Syarikat Kuala Lumpur-Malacca Express Sdn Bhd and all 99 chartered bus licences of Syarikat Taipan Suria (MM2H) Sdn Bhd, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Nazri Abdul Aziz.

The decision took immediate effect, he told reporters at the Parliament lobby yesterday.

“I strongly warn all commercial vehicle operators against being irresponsible when it comes to the safety of public transport users and road users.

“I won’t hesitate to take strict action such as suspending and revoking licences of errant operators,” he said.

Nazri said the action against Syarikat Kuala Lumpur-Malacca Express was taken following the accident in Negri Sembilan on Oct 10 which left 13 people dead. The bus driver also died in the crash.

Nazri said the company had contravened the Motor Vehicle Rules (Commercial Transportation) 1959 and the Commercial Vehicles Licensing Board Act 1987.

On Syarikat Taipan Suria, he said the action taken against the company was in connection with the accident on Oct 29 on the Karak Highway, where seven people lost their lives.

The company was also found to have also contravened the Motor Vehicle Rules (Commercial Transportation) 1959 and the Commercial Vehicles Licensing Board Act 1987.

Nazri said the company’s management also admitted that the bus involved in the crash, was operated by a third party.

Deputy Federal traffic chief ACP Mohd Puad Abd Latiff said the Syarikat Taipan Suria driver was under detention.

“He fractured his leg, and we will wait for him to recover from the trauma before taking further action,” he said.

CVLB director Datin Naimah Ramli said the companies have 30 days to appeal.


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