Anthony Loke wants JPJ to suspend, confiscate lorry that spilled load at Gerik-Jeli road, killing unborn child

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A video of a lorry on a trunk load spilling its load has been making the rounds. The lorry was taking a slight bend and its load fell on the opposite lane, causing the dashcam car to hit it and topple over. The accident, which happened on October 29, caused injury to a pregnant woman and claimed the life of her unborn child.

The video was shared by Anthony Loke on his Facebook page yesterday, and in it, the transport minister expressed condolences and said that he has ordered JPJ and the Land Public Transport Agency (APAD) to take immediate attention on the lorry driver and his company.

“The operating permit for this lorry company will be temporarily suspended for audits on all its lorries. I will not compromise with drivers and lorry companies that endanger the public on the road,” he said.

Loke followed that up with an official statement under APAD, which said that the agency and JPJ performed an audit on the company and vehicle involved. Yesterday, APAD issued a show cause letter to the lorry company, giving it three working days to reply. The license of the company can be suspended if found guilty.

APAD also suggests that JPJ suspend the license of the lorry under the Road Transport Act 1987 and confiscate it under Section 80 of the Land Public Transport Act 2010 (Act 715) to facilitate further investigations that are ongoing.

Another tragic incident caused by a lorry. What’s behind all this? Do we need stricter inspection, are the rules and penalties enough, or is it a matter of enforcement to keep commercial vehicles roadworthy? We dive deep into the issue here.

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Danny Tan

Danny Tan loves driving as much as he loves a certain herbal meat soup, and sweet engine music as much as drum beats. He has been in the auto industry since 2006, previously filling the pages of two motoring magazines before joining this website. Enjoys detailing the experience more than the technical details.



  • For current practices, all commercial vehicles, above 2 yrs old, every 6 mths Puspakom inspection is mandatory. All yearly vocational licence renewals are subjected to medical certification by doctors on the fit of operating commercial vehicles. Such rules and regulations seems logical and effective in ensuring both the drivers and the machines operated are safe on the road. So where do these go wrong? Where and what are the loopholes? Do u know currently all pay money and all sorts of inspection passed easily? Lorries that have brake failure, how could it pass Puspakom inspection? Driver with drug addiction problem, how could he pass doctor inspection? Please look into all these loopholes and abuse!

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    • Qozh Moreno on Dec 16, 2022 at 1:07 am

      True. Kawtim duit kopi settle all the hurdles.
      And the public gets all the problem because of these nonsense.

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  • Matthew anak Keylow on Dec 14, 2022 at 12:03 pm

    do punish the lorry fleet owner(s) as well

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    • As if your response is any less knee jerk , or just plain jerk? If u have something constructive feel free to suggest else pebende ko merepek ni… kritik je pandai bila masa nak guna otak untuk cadangan betul suara katak je dengar.

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    • “The operating permit for this lorry company will be temporarily suspended for audits on all its lorries. I will not compromise with drivers and lorry companies that endanger the public on the road,” he said.

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      • Kariayam on Dec 14, 2022 at 3:19 pm

        I love how Rob just ranted a bunch of nonsense without realising they already did everything he wanted them to do lmao

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        • EDITOR on Dec 14, 2022 at 5:46 pm

          Rob is a dupe of one of our BN cybertroopers. Guys, let’s just ignore his idiotic comments and move on.

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        • Truckers on Dec 14, 2022 at 6:12 pm

          I love how you have understanding of the business nor what Rob said but repeatedly pounded the dislike button. kipidap lmao

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          • BN Cybertroopers Sdn Bhd on Dec 14, 2022 at 10:09 pm

            after getting disliked by PT readers, Rob uses his other dupe account Truckers to comment and pretend he’s a different person

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      • Truckers on Dec 14, 2022 at 6:11 pm

        Then you don’t understand how the trucking business are operating. These can run on different business operating licenses. Suspend one and they got others to use and continue their jolly way.
        As Rob said, lock down the premises and suspend the fleet would be more effective.

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        • You cannot lock down immediately. They have contracts to carry customers loads and if that is not done, will disrupt the supply chain.

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  • Squid on Dec 14, 2022 at 2:02 pm

    Not sure on the effectiveness of the action taken but it’s a start for sure.

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    • Truckers on Dec 14, 2022 at 6:15 pm

      Sure not effective as this is knee jerk as Rob above said and explained why it isnt. Only way is to hurt them where they suffer most which is total lock down on the whole operation.

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      • stasta on Dec 15, 2022 at 7:08 pm

        what you are suggesting sounds illegal. not even minister can take action which is above the law.

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  • the unborn child is dead, the affected family will be traumatized for life… this is how it usually ends. Only when a tragic incident occurs will the authorities act. How about motorcyclists that ride on the 5-foot walkway? do we need another tragedy before the authorities take action? your guess is as good as mine unfortunately.

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  • Its our tidak apa attitude, from drivers to customers who insist to load more to save on cost. Plus the current puspakom inspection is time wasting. Lorry inspection should be open to all the vehicles main dealership service centres too. So vehicle gets serviced and report given to puspakom on condition. Save time snd money. We need to help business save money so they can recoup it on safety matters . Currently they are squeezed by gomen, middlemen, high road taxes, customers.

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  • Trevor on Dec 14, 2022 at 8:08 pm

    These “Accidents” are nothing new. Large and heavy vehicle drivers are becoming more and more reckless…..needless to say the number of fatalities. With all these “So called” inspections and medical screenings…..reckless and irresponsible fatal accidents still continue to happen. It’s been going on for years. What is our new Unity Government going to do about this???? Even a blind man can see corruption has been at work here…..whether it is the panel of doctors whose job is to screen, or JPJ/ PUSPAKOM inspections or even PDRM Traffic where outstanding violators continue to keep their licenses, all of these areas are in terrible need to be thoroughly investigated and “Cleaned Out”. Our roads need to be made safer from reckless hooligans.

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  • Do look into the issue of heavy vehicles frequently overtaking and changing lanes on the north south highway as well.

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    • AP Putra on Dec 15, 2022 at 11:25 am

      bet you have not experienced watching container haulers and tankers doing wannabe F1 stunts on KESAS 24/7, 365 day and night

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    • Yes, I totally agree. At all major roads and highways, trucks and buses travel at breakneck speed, breaking all highways codes and laws. They will tailgate you within inches even you are travelling on the slow lane. Totally ridicules, as if there is no laws, only their personal laws.

      Another very frequent serious matter, concrete trucks spilling concrete on roads and slopes. Authorities please step up your functioning duties. Its tantamount to disruption and damage of public property.

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  • Maarten on Dec 15, 2022 at 7:20 am

    It’s a good gesture but he needs to ensure his ministry is consistent in educating, licensing, enforcing and anti-corruption to ensure the system itself provides less room for the current bunch of plenty of road-unworthy and overloaded trucks, buses and their drivers who are not following the traffic rules which we are seeing daily.

    Please improve the overall system.

    Educate – License – Enforce – Anti-Corruption

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  • Aloysius Tan on Dec 15, 2022 at 10:50 am

    Come out with better policy and enforcement la. Quite often Rakyat see many lorries without lights or proper protection but no body cares.
    Abrupt suspend license of this company is not a not a solution!!!

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  • Red Devil on Dec 15, 2022 at 3:55 pm

    The Transport minister must also look into the Express Bus that are not following the road speed limit and the bus drivers speeding and overtaking commercial cars at full speed at highways.
    This Bus companies be suspended and to be Audited as well.
    I think the Transport ministry have to issue a statement to JPJ terminate those Heavy Vehicle ( i.e Trailers ) companies who is causing major accident and killing people on the road. This killing on the road by heavy vehicle has stop.
    Few years back in Nilai NKVE there an accident involving a Trailer from the opposite road derailed and hid the on coming commercial cars and killed an innocent old couples who driving back for family gathering. This incident was declared by police that the driver lost control of the trailer due to the tyre bust.
    And there was no action taken after that on the trailer company. This incident should be investigated again by the Transport ministry.

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