Managing the high cost of road deaths

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  • Sunday, 12 Mar 2006

KUALA LUMPUR: When Transport Minister Datuk Seri Chan Kong Choy switched on his handphone on arrival at London's Heathrow Airport on Nov 6 after a flight from Kuala Lumpur, one SMS gave him a shock. 

It was from Road Safety Department director-general Suret Singh, who told his boss that 29 people had died in road accidents the day before in Malaysia as recorded under the police's annual two-week operation to reduce road fatalities during the festive season. 

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