GUA MUSANG, April 30 — Kelantan police recorded 586 accident cases throughout the Op Selamat 20 period which was held in conjunction with the Hari Raya Aidilfitri festive season starting from April 20 to 27.
Kelantan police chief Datuk Muhamad Zaki Harun said the figure (586) was 112 cases less compared with the 698 cases registered during Op Selamat 18, last year.
He added that he was happy that various programmes and action plans taken by the authorities throughout the period had produced positive results.
“We achieved our target and objective of reducing the number of fatal accidents,” he said when met during a Community Policing programme ‘Kelantan Police chief with the Orang Asli community programme’ at Kampung Pasir Linggi, Pos Lebir, here today.
Muhamad Zaki said though the number of accident cases was lower, the number of fatal accidents saw a slight increase throughout the eight-day operation.
“There were 14 fatal accidents and 14 cases of death throughout the period compared with nine in the previous year,” he said.