• In 2019, there were 6,167 fatalities from traffic accidents in Malaysia.
• In 2018, deaths on our roads numbered 6,284.
• In 2017, the crash-and-died headcount was 6,740 persons.
• In 2016, deaths on Malaysian road totalled 7,152.
• In 2015, it was 6,706 dead.
Averagely, there were between 6,000 and 7,000 deaths each year on Malaysian roads over the past half decade.
The figures cited are compiled variously from data provided by the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (Miros is a government body) via Paul Tan as well as those mentioned by former Transport Minister Anthony Loke.
The table above is taken from the Ministry of Transport annual report.
There was no Rohingya ‘genocide’
A special report was prepared by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) – or their name ‘Doctors Without Borders’ in English – who were present at the refugee camps in Bangladesh and operating in Myanmar too.
The peak of the Burmese army (the Tatmadaw) “clearance operation” against Rohingya occurred in 2017 — between Aug 25 and Sept 24.
At this height of the Rohingya exodus from Rakhine, MSF estimated that “at least 6,700 died due to violence”.
By comparison, SIX MILLION Jews perished in the Holocaust.
2020 was an outlier. Last year there were 4,634 deaths – fewer than the usual fatalities – on Malaysian roads.
The death count was lower possibly due to the Covid lockdown restricting travel movement.