PETALING JAYA - The road heading downhill from the Chin Swee Cave Temple in Genting Highlands has been closed after the bus crash.
A Genting Malaysia Berhad spokesman said the two-lane uphill road heading to the tourist resort had been divided into two to enable two-way traffic.
The spokesman said motorists leaving the resort could still use the downhill road to leave the area, but would have to go through the Chin Swee Temple. From there, they could rejoin the uphill road and make their way out of the area.
Asked about the company that owned the bus that plunged into the ravine, the spokesman simply said: "It is a public transport bus. It is not ours."
Speaking on the crash, the spokesman said that Genting Malaysia offered its deepest sympathies to the families of the victims.
Bentong OCPD Supt Mansor Mohd Noor later confirmed that the bus that crashed belonged to a Kuala Lumpur-based company known as Genting Highlands Transport Sdn Bhd.
Attempts to reach company representatives were unsuccessful.
According to bus enthusiast website JomNaikBas (http://jomnaikbas.wordpress.com/), the company uses the Scania L113 single-deck bus.
A check on the Road Transport Department website showed that the bus in question was blacklisted by the police.