Dec 7 – What started out as an international 4WD Adventure in the rainforest had turned awry when a bridge was washed away by floods leaving about 100 participants stranded near Sungai Trong some 200 km from Kota Baru.
It is mind boogling why the authorities would organised the event which was officiated by Terengganu Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh on the 1st December 2007 during the monsoon season. Even an idiot would know that December and January is the peak of the monsoon season and states like Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang and Johor are flood prone. Having such an event during this period and in the flood prone states are just waiting for statistics to catch up with you.
It does not only put the participants’ life at risk but now would cost the government a lot of time, cost and effort in the search and rescue operations. When would the government officials start practising common sense and being more responsible.
Does it take a tragedy to wake them up or human lives are no longer important?