Malaysia’s tragedy-mired celebrations

Salleh Said Keruak

Hari Raya is the most joyous period for Muslims when they get to balek kampung every year or even once every two years for some people. It is a time when many spend months planning and eagerly await the day.

Unfortunately, this is also a period when tragedy is at its highest due to the peak in road accidents. And this happens not only during Hari Raya but for most festivals and holidays.

In spite of all the road safety campaigns, the accident rate and death toll is still alarmingly high. It is time that we become conscious of this and not allow this joyous occasion to be marred by tragedy.