Published on May 26th, 2021 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Tajuddin Removed As Prasarana Chairman After Amazing Press Event
Malaysian government and Prasarana takes immediate action after net citizens and more show anger.
On Monday (24th night) two trains on the Kelana Jaya LRT line collided and 213 passengers who were in the first train were injured and from that number, 47 passengers were seriously injured. Three of the seriously injured passengers are currently warded at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital Intensive Care Unit due to brain hemorrhage. The crash happened at the KLCC train station.
The train service is back running as normal right now.
The morning after the LRT crash at a press conference, the chairman of Prasarana (Malaysian public transport management), Tajuddin Abdul Rahman was quoted by Malaysian Public Transport Users Association (4PAM) president, Ajit Johl as being “nothing short of rude and disgusting” as he spoke to the attending media. Numerous videos of the press conference have been shared on social media with net-citizens calling for his removal as Chairman from Prasarana.
Meanwhile, there were also comments on why Tajuddin was not wearing the required face mask during the press conference (which is a requirement by the government of Malaysia during this Covid-19 pandemic).
Malaysian news portal, Free Malaysia Today (FMT) quoted the Prasarana chairman as saying that he thought just wearing the face shield would make it easier for the media to hear him.
“I was told the face shield was good enough,” he was quoted as saying. He added that he wore a face mask during a visit to the site of Monday night’s (May 24) train crash.
“I am sorry if the face shield was not good enough. The shield is not an ordinary shield; (it was) specially ordered from a reliable source.
“But how do you talk during a press conference with a face mask? So I thought a (transparent) shield would be better,” he told FMT, while confirming that he would be questioned by the police over the matter.
Meanwhile, latest news just in from FMT shows a letter removing Tajuddin as Chairman of Prasaran dated May 26, where finance minister Tengku Zafrul Aziz thanked Tajuddin for his services in the past year. He was made chairman of Prasarana on May 11 last year.
73-year-old Tajuddin bin Abdul Rahman is a Malaysian politician. He has also been the Member of Parliament for Pasir Salak since March 2008 and the former Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry from May 2013 to May 2018 under former Prime Minister Najib Razak.