Buggy crash: MAM, AAM ordered to submit reports
PETALING JAYA: The Motorsports Association of Malaysia (MAM) is required to submit steward and protocol reports following the fatal buggy accident that took the lives of a father and his daughter in Kuantan last week.
The Higher Education Ministry said it held its first special investigation committee meeting on the incident on Friday.
“The committee decided that MAM must send its steward and protocol reports and in the same meeting, the special investigation committee demands that the Automobile Association of Malaysia (AAM) send its protocol reports,” it said in a statement yesterday.
The committee also decided that higher learning institutions would no longer be allowed to organise motorised sports on public roads but are required to use racing circuits gazetted by the authorities.
The ministry said it would conduct a follow-up meeting after receiving a full report on the incident from MAM and AAM.
It is learnt that the meeting was chaired by the ministry’s secretary-general, Tan Sri Noorul Ainur Mohd Nur.
On Sept 25, the two were killed at the Education Innovation Motorsports and Automotive Race (Eimarace) at Indera Mahkota in Kuantan, Pahang after a racing buggy went off the track and ploughed into a group of spectators.
Izwan Isa, 39, died at the scene near the Sukpa Complex while his four-year-old daughter Nor Zulaikha died at the hospital.
His wife Siti Suhaiza Seman, 38, and son Muhammad Izz Daniel, seven, sustained serious injuries.