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More M’sians die on our roads than are Rohingya killed by Tatmadaw

•  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.

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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.

(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 16, 2017, Rohingya refugees walk through a shallow canal after crossing the Naf River in Palongkhali near Ukhia, as they flee violence in Myanmar to reach Bangladesh. - Myanmar's military has sought to undermine the confessions of two soldiers who said they were ordered to "exterminate" Rohingya Muslims before taking part in the massacre of scores of men, women and children. Military spokesman Brigadier General Zaw Min Tun admitted to BBC Burmese late on  September 9, 2020 the men were former soldiers, but claimed they had been "taken hostage" by the Arakan Army (AA) militant group and "threatened and coerced into confessing". (Photo by Munir UZ ZAMAN / AFP)
Rohingya walking across the Naf River to reach Bangladesh in October 2017

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.


Note:

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.

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