LRT driver not on drugs, cops confirm


KUALA LUMPUR: The 32-year-old train driver involved in the LRT train mishap was not on drugs, says Dang Wangi OCPD Asst Comm Mohamad Zainal Abdullah.

“We called him up to perform a drug test and he tested negative, ” he said when contacted.

So far, he said there was no need for the police to record the driver’s statement.

“If there is a need, we will assist the special investigation panel formed by the Transport Ministry, ” he added.

ACP Mohamad Zainal urged all parties not to speculate on the cause of the crash.

“Allow the task force that was established to investigate holistically. At the same time, the public should not bring about speculation and assumptions that can cause disharmony, fear or public unrest, ” he said.

On Monday, an accident occurred involving two trains on the Kelana Jaya light rail transit (LRT) line.

ACP Mohamad Zainal said then that 47 commuters suffered severe injuries, while 166 others had minor injuries.

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