KUALA LUMPUR - Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has offered condolences to the families of victims of the express bus which plunged into a ravine in Genting Highlands.
The Prime Minister, in his Twitter account last night, said he hoped the best rescue efforts were carried out by the teams and agencies involved.
Meanwhile, in Bangkok, Sa'odah Elias reported that Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin had directed the Land Public Transport Commission, Road Transport Department and other relevant authorities to set up a special task force to investigate the accident.
"I am saddened by this accident. Condolences to the victims' families. I hope they will remain patient in this trying time," he said upon arrival for his three-day official visit to Thailand yesterday evening.
He said the task force must work speedily to identify the cause of the accident and ways to prevent similar tragedies in future.
"Whether this tragedy was caused by bad bus or road conditions, human negligence or other factors, we need to know it fast so that action can be taken to rectify the problem.
"The Genting Highlands road is a very important route used by many tourists on a daily basis, thus the enforcement of all relevant laws must be given priority to ensure it remains safe," he said.