[Watch] ‘Stop throwing rocks at KTM trains,’ says conductor, children vandalize public transport

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The issue of public transport is one of the issues that are often debated in this country.

From buses, taxis to trains including the LRT, monorail and KTM, there are always concerns.

It is undeniable that there are still many weaknesses in the public transport system, but in many cases transport providers have done their best to serve passengers.

Whenever a problem arises, people are quick to point fingers.

But the fact is that some problems arise because of the audience itself. Sometimes the problems are not trivial and something has to be done.

Awareness against scratched stones

Among the problems often encountered by KTM in particular is the senseless throwing of stones at moving trains.

Parents have been told to control their children who take it as a game on a daily basis.

TikTok user @redzuanmanaf87, who is also a KTM bandleader, launched his appeal to the public via social media.

His TikTok video also answered questions from the public about why the train’s windows and doors were smashed.

The conductor, who goes by the name “Pak Su”, said KTM needs to replace broken windows from time to time.

@redzuanmanaf87 Reply to @maggiayam8 paksu rasa nak marah tapi kena sabar hampa. Sebab banyak sangat orang yang gatal tangan duk maii baling batu kat tren paksu ni haa. Tak puas hati dengan paksu kita semuka. Jangan sakitkan tren paksu ni ya. Dia sakit paksu pun terluka. Paksu merayu hampa na. Ini harta kita. Kita jagalah sama-sama. 👮🏻‍♂️👍❤️ #fypシ #fypage #foryou #foryourpage #fypシ゚viral ♬ original sound – RedzuanManaf87

Pak Su asks for your help in advising your children and neighbors not to throw stones at Pak Su’s train. Please. Have pity on the people on the train. Have mercy on us all.

Pak Su on KTM trains attacked by naughty children.

A financial burden

As it stands, this problem is not new.

Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) suffered losses of over RM6 million in 2016 due to vandalism.

It had to cover the cost of replacing approximately 1,300 units of its commuter coach windows which were broken due to vandalism.

According to KTMB’s corporate communications manager at the time, Siti Badariah Wan Hanafi, the act of throwing rocks did not cause injuries to passengers.

However, this has sometimes disrupted commuter movement operations.

If the glass damage is significant, KTM must detain the coach involved in an effort to change the mirrors for consumer safety.

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