Transport ministry to review laws on drink driving

The transport ministry says that it is set to review existing laws in dealing with drink driving cases to ensure their effectiveness, Bernama reports.

According to transport minister Anthony Loke, an immediate solution will be sought to address the issue if existing provisions under the law were not deemed sufficient to deter erroneous drivers.

“If the existing laws are not strict enough, we will consider to tighten them after this,” he said when commenting on an incident in Sabah on Sunday, in which four persons were killed and one injured after a car
rammed into vehicles parked at a parking lot, causing a four-vehicle crash.

The driver, who was under the influence of alcohol, is being remanded for further investigation. Loke said he had ordered a detailed inquiry into the incident.