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The PN government needs to show political will in the issue of drunk driving

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We refer to the drunk driving incident that caused the death in Kuantan, as reported by the media on 26 May 2020. This is the second tragedy that have ended with the loss of life within the Movement Control Order period, after the death of the late Corporal Safwan Muhammad Ismail earlier this month.

The Pakatan Harapan (PH) administration through former transport minister Anthony Loke had already announced that the then government will amend the Road Transport Act 1987 to give harsher penalties for driving under the influence.

Among the amendments include lifetime suspension of their driver’s license. The Bill was scheduled to be tabled to Parliament this year. This shows that PH had the political will to handle this matter.

Unfortunately, we don’t see the same political will from the current PN administration. The drunk driving issue which was once a huge matter when Barisan Nasional (BN) and PAS were in the Opposition, no longer seems to be their priority once they have established a government. They only distributed an online survey by the Ministry of Transport and suggested the establishment of a Cabinet Special Committee when what should have been done is the amendment of existing laws.

Therefore, we urge the PN government to show political will in this issue by holding a Parliament sitting as soon as possible so that the amendment bill could be tabled and approved.

Signed by:

Thomas Su Keong Siong
Member of Parliament for Kampar

Steven Sim Chee Keong
Member of Parliament for Bukit Mertajam

Alice Lau Kiong Yieng
Member of Parliament for Lanang

Chan Foong Hin
Member of Parliament for Kota Kinabalu

Wong Shu Qi
Member of Parliament for Kluang

Dr. Kelvin Yii Lee Wuen
Member of Parliament for Bandar Kuching

Phoong Jin Zhe
State Legislative Assembly Representative for Luyang

J Arul Kumar
State Legislative Assembly Representative for Nilai

Chiong Yoke Kong
State Legislative Assembly Representative for Tanah Rata

Edry Faizal
State Legislative Assembly Representative for Dusun Tua

Satees Muniandy
State Legislative Assembly Representative for Bagan Dalam

Sheikh Umar Bagharib Bin Ali
State Legislative Assembly Representative for Paloh

Teh Swee Leong
State Legislative Assembly Representative for Kota Darul Aman

Lim Yi Wei
State Legislative Assembly Representative for Kg Tunku

Young Syefura Othman
State Legislative Assembly Representative for Ketari

Daniel Gooi Zi Sen
State Legislative Assembly Representative for Pengkalan Kota

Chris Lee Chun Kit
State Legislative Assembly Representative for Pulau Tikus

Kerk Chee Yee
State Legislative Assembly Representative for Ayer Keroh

Muhammad Shakir Ameer
Vice Chairman of National DAPSY

Syahredzan Johan
Political Secretary for Iskandar Puteri MP

Joint media statement by DAP leaders in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday, 27 May 2020.

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