Tuesday, May 26, 2020

He immediately imposed heavy penalties on drunk drivers: ABIM

SHAH ALAM - The Malaysian Islamic Youth Force (ABIM) has called for the government to immediately amend the law to impose more severe penalties on drunk drivers.

ABIM President Muhammad Faisal Abdul Aziz said the number of accidents allegedly due to driving offenses under the influence of alcohol was increasing, including during the Movement Control Act (CPP).

According to him, ABIM takes the matter seriously and threatens the well-being of other road users.

"In light of the current news reports, it seems that such cases are escalating and require a thorough remedial action from the authorities.

"As such, to safeguard the safety of all road users, ABIM has emphasized that it is time for the authorities to act to tighten the sentence on the driver.

"This includes amending Section 45 A of the Road Transport Act 1987 by imposing a mandatory life sentence for the offense," he said in a statement here today.

In addition, Muhammad Faisal said long-term rehabilitation sessions should be imposed on the offenders.

According to him, Singapore's road laws provide for more severe penalties than the country.

"ABIM has asserted that this proposal has been issued repeatedly by the parties including on January 24 to represent the concern and concern of the public on this issue.

"ABIM will also partner with the Friendship Group of Inter Religious Services (FGIS) to continue the 'Drugs, Alcohol, Relationship, Time-management & Smoking' (DARTS) awareness program.

"This is one of the main focuses to curb alcohol problems among the people regardless of religion and race," he said.

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