Kelantan is now in Phase 4 of Malaysia’s National Recovery Plan (NRP) for students in Kampung Kuala Gris and students are ready for their first day of school!
But sadly, 100 students of DMK Dabong had to “ponteng” their first face-to-face class after months and months of online classes due to the pandemic.
Photo via Facebook (KTM Berhad)
According to The Sun Daily, the KTMB train, which is their main transportation to school, did not stop at the Kuala Gris station that morning causing 100 students to miss their first day of school. Alamak, kesian!
The train was supposed to stop at the station at 6:59am and arrive in Dabong in about 20 minutes. Even after missing their train, the students remained hopeful and waited until 7:30 am before all of them returned home.
In a statement, KTMB confirmed that one of their trains, Shuttle Timuran No 51 did not stop at the Kuala Gris station at 7:08am.
Its chief operating officer, Mohd Zain Mat Taha told reporters that the management is currently investigating the incident and looking into the technical, operational and running patterns of the train.
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Posted by KTM Berhad on Sunday, January 9, 2022
The four staff involved in the incident were temporarily suspended pending investigation, namely the driver, the assistant driver, train supervisor and ticketing inspector.
KTMB has since issued an apology to the affected students, parents and school.
By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat