Public transportation users would definitely have to face tons of challenges just to get to and fro their desired destination. With the fear of outbreaks in congested LRTs and the constant worry of a collision, similar to the one, two months ago, the possibilities towards the danger it poses seem endless. However, most seem to toughen up and hope for the best prior to starting their journey as it’s the only option they have when it comes to commuting.
However, a recent video clip, which lasted for 8 seconds, took social media by storm, further enforcing the fact that public transportation services in Malaysia are no longer safe for public use. In the video, it could be seen that the nearly-empty LRT train, is rushing past apartments with the door on one of its six coaches still open! Imagine the horror if a bunch of kids were playing around the area! The video which was shared by Twitter user, @perksofbeingsxf has garnered around 10,500 retweets and 238,000 views as of 4:40pm.
— 🦋🥀 (@perksofbeingsxf) July 27, 2021
This video made its rounds on social media, merely two months from the Kelana Jaya LRT collision which left 166 passengers with minor injuries, and 47 of them with serious injuries. According to the Twitter user, she was uncertain about the train number but stated that the train was travelling from Ara Damansara to Lembah Subang at around 3:00pm yesterday, 26th July.
According to FMT, via a brief WhatsApp message, a spokesperson from Rapid KL owner Prasarana claimed that she was aware of the incident and they will be issuing a holding statement. Netizens are indeed frustrated with this piece of news with some of them condemning Prasarana’s delay in response when the incident occurred yesterday. Some of them were scared due to the fact that this is a very dangerous situation to be in!
Want to give you the feel of the good ol Bas Mini Wilayah kot… pic.twitter.com/QM9q10aeeF
— Michael Yip 🪐 (@mikeyipdotcom) July 27, 2021
@perksofbeingsxf, likened the situation to being in the famous movie franchise, Divergent as per her caption, which reads, “And suddenly I feel like I’m in Divergent.” This was echoed by netizens who also claimed that this video reminded them of the Bas Mini Wilayah.
Nevertheless, this situation has definitely affected the public’s trust towards the public transportation services in Malaysia. Hopefully, this issue would be solved to prevent any disasters similar to the LRT collision.
In Rapid KL’s statement, it was revealed that 7 passengers were onboard the train at the time. The train has since been depot for “immediate inspection and further investigation”.