Have insurance when you travel


  • Letters
  • Friday, 25 Dec 2015

THE recent Chiangmai bus accident in which 13 Malaysians were killed was really heart wrenching.

Our deepest condolences go to the families of the victims.

We must applaud the Malaysian Government for acting swiftly and ensuring that the bodies of the victims were brought home as soon as was possible.

We should also appreciate the co-operation extended by the Thai government.

All Malaysians and the families of the victims I am sure appreciate how quickly arrangements were made.

Kudos to all who had helped. Please keep up the good work.

Although travel insurance is not compulsory, it is advisable for all people who travel overseas to have insurance coverage as it will save them a lot of trouble and expenses in the event of an accident.

We hope that the Government will emulate the Thai government and have an insurance office which will compensate the victims of accidents, especially those accidents involving tourists.

This will greatly assist the victims and their families and will also help project a good image of our country.

In many incidents, the persons who caused the accidents will not have the means to compensate the victims families and this can cause a lot of hardship to the families concerned.

There have been many accidents in the past involving people who had no proper insurance coverage and this resulted in no compensation being paid.

This resulted in the families of victims suffering great financial difficulties.

We hope that the Government will seriously look into this matter.

THOMAS FOO

Subang Jaya

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