Nor Amitah Ghazali, 18, from Rancangan Perumahan Awam, Lasah was riding his motorcycle on the way to his school on the fateful morning when the accident occurred. He ran over an unmarked hole and was thrown off his machine. His head hit the road and he passed out. Nor was rushed to the Ipoh General Hospital but fell into a coma. He died nine days later on Friday, September 21 without ever recovering.
Nor’s parents blamed the authorities for not paving the road in spite of its hazardous conditions. His father, Ghazali Ismail, 59, had lodged a report with the Sungai Siput Police Station.
Adun for Lintang, Dato’ Ahamad Pakeh Adam visited the accident site recently and confirmed the situation. “Although the stretch has been hastily paved it’s still not safe for road users,” he told reporters. “Other parts of the Lintang road are in similar shape. The absence of signage is another factor,” he lamented.
The state assemblyman cautioned road-users to be extra vigilant when using the road as it is still not safe for use. He urged the Public Works Department to remedy the situation as soon as possible.