Pupil killed by garbage truck allegedly driven by foreigner


Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) garbage truck allegedly driven by a foreigner killed a primary school student crossing the road. (Photo: Facebook)

NETIZENS are crying afoul after a Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) garbage truck allegedly driven by a foreigner killed a primary school student crossing the road.

The incident, which occured in Section 27 Shah Alam, reportedly happened this evening when the girl was on her way to religious class.

Eyewitnesses claim the garbage truck driver was a foreigner, who abandoned the truck and fled on foot after the incident.

News of the accident has been making the rounds on social media, drawing comments from irate netizens.

Many are questioning the lax of enforcement by the city council which allows foreign workers to take on jobs meant for locals.

Garbage collection for the city council is run externally by contractors selected through a tender process.

In the past, there have been allegations that contractors sublet their work to other companies.

The news has been confirmed by a councillor who declined to be named.

Responding to the accident, MBSA said it would verify whether the truck involved belonged to one of the council's contractors, and if so, whether it did abide by the terms and conditions of the contract. It said there would be no compromise if there were any violations. 

The council added it would leave it to the police to investigate the fatal accident. 

 

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