Drag race crash mars ‘Million Youths’ rally

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A horrific crash during a drag race in Putrajaya which injured 17 people on Saturday night marred a five-day event touted as the ‘Million Youths Gathering 2012’.

Four of the 17 were seriously injured.

I can only hope those injured make a quick recovery.

In the first place, what were the safety precautions and were they adequate? Did the organisers have enough personnel and marshals on the ground to ensure crowd control procedures were enforced. Who will be hauled up for this, if at all?

Second, why are the government and the organisers promoting street car racing on open streets among youths?

We already have the Mat Rempits around that are a danger to road-users. Do we really need to add street car racing to the mix?

Finally, in this era of global warming and fossil fuel depletion, we shouldn’t be promoting oil-guzzling races. Malaysia is on the verge of becoming a net importer of oil. So it would be best to promote sustainable transport (including cycling) among the young.

As a side-note, I get the impression that the ‘Million Youths Gathering 2012’, just like Umno’s anniversary celebration at Bukit Jalil, was hastily organised to show that Umno and the Umno-led federal government can also pull in the crowds while raising morale among the Umno faithful, which must have been badly shaken after the massive turnout at Bersih 3.0.  Iin the end, however, both events failed to convince.

 

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Saleha
Saleha

I cannot recall that Belia Ministry ever organise meaningful events that challenge the intellect of Malaysian Youth.

Maybe it is a plan to subdue any political consciousness of Malaysian Youth?

Merrying the Jom heboh style is a waste of national resources.

Robert
Robert

I think in the same vein, the organizer of the event should be charged for endangering the life of participants.

Zaharah
Zaharah

Shaberry should not have the cheek to organise such wasteful (pf belia’s time) time event and he should be held accountable for the accident.

Ahmad Sobri
Ahmad Sobri
Why is UMNO/BN involved in organizing such unproductive activity? How can spectators be allowed to line the road where the race is being conducted? I am sure UMNO/BN knew the danger of such activities, but do they care at all? Perhaps, we must ask UMNO/BN whether the driver was a guy from the Opposite camp? Sabotage? PR responsible for the accident? Surely, a thorough investigation must be made, though video evidence above may not be sufficient to satisfy the parents of those injured. Surely, we pray no one will lose their lives through the absolutely horrible irresponsible organizers of such… Read more »
Yang
Yang

Bersih have 350k.
N…, we can have a million
And he get only 50k at Bukit Jalil.

Then he bull …. again.
We shall have a million youth rally
Up to now I still have not seen a million. 10K or 20K the most.

Maybe that`s what his perception of million is.

Lies Lies Lies. How pathetic.

Leithaisor
Leithaisor
It was a senseless, useless and pointless event which appears to have been badly organised, possibly to the point of dangerously negligent. From the video, it appears that all that separated the spectators from the speeding “dragsters” were flimsy fences. And when one of the speeding cars went out of control, there was nothing to stop it from ploughing into the crowd. Fortunately, no one perished, though there could wellhave been deaths. Were the drivers screened to check if they are qualified to drive such cars? Were the modifications made to the cars checked to see if they were safe?… Read more »
Yang
Yang

N… does not care at all.
Injuries, thuggery, violence, butting, burgering or what so ever.
He want to be more than Bersih 350k,
A million,
Thats the perception he wants and he has failed miserably

BECAUSE THE PEOPLE HAVE SEEN THROUGH IT
AND DRIVE HIM OUT NEXT GE

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