Welcome to Malaysia. The Barisan Nasional Government has run out ideas on how to solve problems and so the only way is to blame the problems to the victim. For instance, if you met a road accident due to non-maintenance of the road, the government will blame it on you. If you are robbed and when the police can’t get their hands on the robber, they will blame you for not being careful. This is a fact. The loan shark problems are escalating but the IGP is just going around pretending to be doing his job but in actual fact, a VIP from a popular political party is the leader of the Loan Shark and the police can’t do anything at all. I heard rumours saying it’s that Ong Ka Ting cause the money lending licesenses fell in the jurisdiction of his Ministry when he was a Minister then. Hmmmm….. rumours may be true !!!
Wednesday June 3, 2009
Hairdresser killed in pothole mishap
JOHOR BARU: A 36-year-old hairdresser was killed when she fell off a motorcycle which hit a pothole.
Lee Nyam Kan was riding pillion on a motorcycle ridden by her husband when the rear tyre punctured as it went over the pothole, causing both of them to lose balance and fall.
Lee, who was wearing a helmet, died of head injuries on the spot.
Lai Nyok Lim, a 48-year-old bus driver who works in Singapore, said he was sending his wife to work in Larkin when the accident occurred at Jalan Kempas Lama at 10.10am on Friday.
Lai sustained minor injuries on his left arm and leg. Lee was cremated on Sunday.
Lai, who has a six-year-old daughter, sought the assistance of Skudai assemblyman Dr Boo Cheng Hau on the matter.
Dr Boo urged the Johor Baru City Council and the Public Works Department ato seriously look into the matter, as this was not the first time a death had been caused by a pothole.
Johor Baru (North) deputy OCPD Supt Mohd Akhir Ishak said Lee died of head injuries and police are investigating the case under Section 41(1) Road Transport Act 1987 for reckless driving.
He said Lee’s helmet could have become loose and fallen off when she hit the ground.
He added that the pothole was less than a foot deep.
Two years ago, Tan Cheng Ming, 20, fell from his motorcycle and died later from head injuries after running over a pothole in Jalan Daya, Taman Daya on Aug 17.
On Feb 27 last year, Koh Siang Lee, 63, was badly injured when she fell through an uncovered manhole into a metre-deep drain during a Chingay parade. She died of her injuries nine days later.