Investigate the cause behind the collapsed ramp of the Second Penang Bridge

On June 7, 2013, in MCA Youth, Statements & Commentaries

7 June 2013

Press Statement by MCA Youth National Chairman Datuk Dr Ir Wee Ka Siong

Investigate the cause behind the collapsed ramp of the Second Penang Bridge

On behalf of MCA, I would like to express my sympathy and condolences to the victims of the construction accident where a ramp for the Second Penang Bridge at Batu Maung had collapsed. I urge the related authorities to investigate the cause behind this tragic accident thoroughly, and if the findings show that negligence was the cause of this then the guilty party must be held accountable.

Seeing that this disaster has caused many casualties and involves a major industrial project, it is thus necessary for the authorities to also conduct a full, detailed and systematic investigation on all project contractors and engineering staff as well. The structure of the bridge and the Batu Maung interchange must also be inspected and tested extensively to ensure that the structure of the bridge remains strong.

MCA hopes that both the federal and state government will cooperate together during this critical time and not continue to point fingers at each other in an attempt to evade responsibility. We must prioritize the truth above all else so as to prevent such unwanted incidents from occurring again, thus ensuring the safety of Penangites and Malaysians as a whole.

Datuk Dr Ir Wee Ka Siong
MCA Youth National Chairman

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