Genting stage bus firm's licence suspended

Genting stage bus firm's licence suspended

KUALA LUMPUR - The Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) has suspended the licence of Genting Highlands Transport Sdn Bhd, the operator of the stage bus that crashed and claimed the lives of 37 people in August.

The notice of suspension, which would be enforced starting Nov 25, was sent to the bus operator's headquarters on Monday.

In statement issued by the commission yesterday, it said the suspension slapped against the bus operator was made based on a Industry Code of Practice (ICOP) on Safety audit report concluded over the mishap.

"The suspension was enforced after scrutinising the audit report prepared by a team from the commission on the accident.

"The bus operator has seven days from the date of the notice, which is Nov 18, to inform passengers about the suspension.

"As an alternative, Resort World Tour Sdn Bhd will provide express bus services for visitors to travel from Pudu Sentral in Kuala Lumpur Sentral and the Putra LRT station in Gombak, to Genting Highlands," the commission said.

The notice was issued nine days after the decision to suspend the bus operator was announced by the commission's chairman, Tan Sri Syed Hamid Albar.

The decision followed a report by the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (Miros), which discovered that the bus operator had failed to comply with safety regulations.

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