By Ajit Johl
 
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--4PAM would like to take this opportunity to thank Prime Minister YAB Tan Sri Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin for his quick decision and Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Abdul Aziz for his equally quick action in terminating the services of Prasarana’s Non-Executive Chairman.


4PAM is committed to its objective of ensuring the safety, protection, awareness, and rights of the Public Transport User is always protected, said Ajit Johl, 4 PAM President. It is paramount that the next Chairman of a Public Transport organisation should have some experience in the business and understand the important role Public Transport plays in the country. 

 
This position should not be given to a politician, as a reward mechanism. It requires a responsible and experienced person, has it deals with thousands of human lives daily, with increasing needs, demands and a growing number of Users, said Ajit Johl, 4PAM Chairman.

4PAM also wants the Minister of Transport to expand the number of people in the enquiry panel to include more representation from User’s and experts in the field to ensure a truly independent study can be carried out. The findings of this study should be made public, with the fundamental idea of seeking the cause of the mishap, to ensure it never repeats and not witch hunting, added Ajit.
 
We hope the government takes seriously our pleas to form a Public Transport Ombudsman, similar to the Financial Mediation Bureau, for the financial services industry. 
 
“This is required now, as the rakyat embraces Public Transport, there is an urgent need to provide Public Transport Users with assurance on the safety, protection, awareness and rights will always be protected”, added Ajit.

4PAM is saddened by this tragedy and prays for the speedy recovery of all victims of this accident. We urge the victims to consult lawyers before taking any offer or signing any documents offered by Prasarana and we are offering legal assistance to all victims of the accident and can be reached via email at aduan@4pam.org