In the wake of the deadly Genting Highlands bus crash in 2013, an independent advisory panel recommended 51 safety measures to the transport ministry. Now, The Sun reports that 22 of these recommendations have already been implemented.

Transport minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai released a statement saying that the remaining measures were being put into effect by the respective agencies and stakeholders, adding that the status of the implementation would be made public by the ministry via the respective agency’s website.

The forming of the Malaysian Transport Safety Board (MTSB) was one of the safety recommendations quoted by Liow. “The board will conduct independent and transparent investigations on major safety incidents, research recommendations to improve safety, and monitor and evaluate safety initiatives of all modes of transport,” he said.

Liow also mentioned that the Logistic and Land Transport Division, under the purview of the ministry, would conduct comprehensive audits on public service vehicles, including vehicle design and manufacturing, as well as approval and inspection procedures. These will be conducted and reported in the first quarter of next year.

Other implemented recommendations listed included the mandate for all new buses manufactured from January 2015 to be fitted with speed limiters, as well as the introduction of the Safety Star Grading programme for bus operators in 2013.

The 2013 accident in Genting Highlands is said to have been the most deadly road incident in the country, with 37 out of 53 passengers killed when the bus plunged into a 60 metre ravine.