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Public Speaking In English Group Symposium Report

Reported to: Ms. Nurjahan Binti Othman


Reported by: Joco Tan Guan Min

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Loh Bei Ning

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We Yuan

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Kelvin Tan Kah Wai

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Peu Wai Thian

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Sam Yuan Sing

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Topic: Malaysian Driving Ethics


Date: 26 October 2015

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Contents
Preface.................................................................................................................................2
1.0 INTRODUCTION.......................................................................................................3
2.0 DISCUSSION...............................................................................................................4
2.1 DOUBLE PARKING.................................................................................................4
2.2 ILLEGAL U-TURN...................................................................................................6
2.3 TEXTING WHILE DRIVING...................................................................................7
2.4 P-LICENSE DRIVER................................................................................................8
2.5 Bad Manner when handling car accidents.................................................................9
3.0 RECOMMENDATION.............................................................................................10
4.0 CONCLUSION..........................................................................................................11
5.0 REFERENCES..........................................................................................................12
6.0 APPENDICES............................................................................................................13
Members Script.............................................................................................................13
1.

Joco Tan Guan Min.................................................................................................13

2.

Peu Wai Thian.........................................................................................................14

3.

Loh Bei Ning..........................................................................................................15

4.

Sam Yuan Sing........................................................................................................16

5.

Kelvin Tan Kah Wai................................................................................................17

6.

We Yuan..................................................................................................................18

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Preface
This documentation is a report returned by our team which is performing the group
symposium on 26 October 2015. The whole entire purpose if this report is to file entire
role play into black and white documentation for our lecture to review for further
academic purposes.
The team have chosen the topic Malaysian Driving Ethics because we think that this
topic is quite a good topic to discuss about. Which we see as an importance to raise
awareness on the proper driving manner which wont piss other drivers off just because
of these selfish driver with selfish driving manner.
We expect our audience are 17 and above with at least 1 month of valid driving
experience and with a valid driving licence from our class. This symposium doesnt only
target young driver, but also experienced arrogant driver which weve seen.
We got this idea from our brainstorm where we wanted to have a unique content different
from others as everyone seems like having a similar content. Then we improved our ideas
from different sources including news articles, reality facts, videos and many more.
Last but not least, it will be very important to appreciate of all of group our members and
our group leader by saying a thank you as we worked hard on this play and preparation.

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1.0 INTRODUCTION
Most of Malaysian commute every day from their lovely home to the workplace,
shopping or for a nice local Malaysian food that we cant resist for it. But as we spend
our day on the bad and terrible traffic which might turn our sunniest day into bad day.
All the reason behind is not because of the accident caused, or the everyday jam occur on
the highways we had, the reason true behind is because of the arrogant and selfish drivers
which have a bad driving manner on road. For example, someone block your car and got
you stuck in the parking lot for 30 minutes, or someone who nearly crash into your lovely
car.
In this symposium, our team decided to do a role play as a TV talk show, Joco will be
playing as the host, Bei Ning will be playing as an inspector from the traffic police, Wai
Thian will be playing as a senior officer from the Road Transport Department (JPJ), Sam
will be playing as a senior driving school instructor and Kelvin as well as We Yuan will
be playing as an experienced driver to view thing in the drivers perspctive.
5 points will be discussed here by us, which the first is the double parking, then the
Illegal U-turn and the texting while driving habit, then new P-License Driver and then
lastly the bad manner of driver when handling accident.

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2.0 DISCUSSION
2.1 DOUBLE PARKING
Double parking in Malaysia is a serious issue towards driver. The 3 rd highest
globally with a staggering figure of 93% car ownership throughout the country
was ranked by Malaysia. (KWAN, 2015) Malaysia does not have enough parking
lot for driver to park. Double parking is an illegal action and will be fine, but if
there is no parking lot for driver to park their car, they will just double parking
and block others car. Sometimes, double parking is not wrong at all at least driver
write down their information in a pieces of paper and leave it at the dashboard of
the car to let others car that had been blocked by them to contact the driver and
move their car. Most of the double parking issue happen in the city area like
Klang Valley. Double parking issue happens in Klang Valley like 3 roads become
1 road which both side of the road become double parking lot.

Figure 1: Double parking at both side of the road

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Double parking is a very annoying issue when the owner car had been blocked
by others double parking driver and no one coming out to move their car when
the car owner keep pressing the hon. Sometimes an argument will just start when
the double parking driver does not come out to move their car after the owner car
had been blocked by them in 10 or 20 minutes or even more over as an hour time
with pressing the hon. While, not every driver in Malaysia having good attitude.
Some of the driver will mess up when someone double park their car in front of
their car and does not leave any contact number on their dashboard. Some of the
bad attitude driver will just hurt the double parking car to vent anger, for
example, using permanent or whiteboard marker pen to draw and write
something on the car door, windows or mirror.

Figure 2: Some bad attitude driver vent their anger by using marker pen and
draw on the car door

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2.2 ILLEGAL U-TURN


Illegal U-turn is a common thing that can be seen in Malaysia. Much of the
Malaysian driver will just facilitate themselves and does not care about others,
they will make an illegal U-turn at the traffic light junction. Illegal U-turn may
cause serious accident while others driver does not know what are the driver
going to do or making any illegal U-turn in the center of the road junction. Illegal
U-turn will be fine if you get caught and this actions will seriously blow off the
driver own life and also the others driver life. Why do drivers make Illegal Uturn? The answer is simple, the reason behind of doing it is because that the
drivers are way too lazy to make a proper U-Turn further ahead, or the road itself
have no U-Turn at all. This kind of problem happens a lot in Malaysia, reckless
car drivers and motorcycles riders are yet to be blamed to cause high fatality rate
in Malaysia.

Figure 3 Cars performing illegal U-Turn during peak hours.

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2.3 TEXTING WHILE DRIVING


Texting while driving is a dangerous behavior that may cause serious accident.
Most of the texting while driving driver though that nothing will happens when
driver not focusing on the road when they are driving. But the truth is, everything
can just happen in few seconds even driver may lost their life in the few seconds
time. If there is any important call from anyone important, driver may use
earphone to pick up the call and does not need to take out the phone and press
button or slide. The earphone will reduce the not focusing time on the road of the
driver and driver can focus on driving while driver can have a talk with someone
calling them. Most of the full specification car have the Bluetooth function that
allow driver to connect the Bluetooth of their phone to the radio system to the car.
The Bluetooth function designed for driver to receive call or dial to someone
while they are driving, with this Bluetooth function driver does not need to hold
their phone to talk while driving, this will be less dangerous. As we know, texting
while driving will be fine or even will be in the jail if the police caught the driver
or any accident happen and someone death in the accident. Everyone will scold
the driver that does not drive properly and almost cause accident happens, but
think about yourself (the driver), are you a good behavior driver that follow the
road safety rules every time?

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Figure 4: Accident may happens when driver is texting while driving

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2.4 P-LICENSE DRIVER


P-License, is the Malaysia driving license for those who just pass their driving
test. P-License Driver is also a driver that can drive alone but P-license is
something like trail period. For example, a new employee in a company have 3
month trial period, if they have nice performance and their salary will be increase.
For P-license driver, they have to remain in the P-license for 2 years only that the
P-license can be change to actual driving license. P-License driver are those who
just learn driving for maybe a month, 2 month or 3 month. As usual, when we try
to do anything ourselves we will be very careful and make sure every step correct.
Most of the P-License driver will get into the car and start to do what they have
learn from the driving center. For example, adjusting seat, mirror, side mirror,
checking signal light, wiper and tighten the seat belt. But some of the P-License
driver still will forget to do any step and the car not able to function nicely. For
example, they forget to release the handbrake. P-License driver will be the one
that spotted to be bully by the actual driver, based on they drive very slow or does
not turn on the signal light when they wanted to turn any side. Sometimes is just
the actual driver want to bully the P-License driver but sometimes was the PLicense driver fault like they drive in the fast lane with a 60km/hrs speed. Safety
is the most important thing towards everyone, P-license driver can check
everything before they drive but not blocking or annoying others. Nothing wrong
with confirming personal safety, this is every driver responsibility towards
themselves.

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Figure 5 P Driver with Perdua Kencil.

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2.5 Bad Manner when handling car accidents


Accidents happen basically on daily basis in Malaysia. But not every and even
most of the drivers do not handle them wisely when it happens. These drivers who
got into accident with another drivers on the road would always deny the
possibilities that themselves might be at fault and would insist the wrong is on
others. They would shout and even use foul language just to win the argument so
that other party would pay them the money. There are some cases where the
accident is minor and can be resolved easily but due to bad manners their minor
issues has grown into a huge problem. These drivers fits the description of
barbarian perfectly. In most case, their reckless driving and unwilling to maintain
proper manner while driving is what causes accident in the first place. The best
strategy to counter these barbaric drivers is to install Dash Cam inside the car.
Everything will be recorded when accident happen and the cause of the accident
can be traced easily.

Figure 6 Fights after accident

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3.0 RECOMMENDATION
Again, we urge drivers especially youngsters to always follow the road rules.
For these past few years, there have been many road accidents caused by teenagers
without driving license and amateur drivers who have just newly obtained their driving
license. It is not a surprise that our recent statistics shows the aforementioned age group
is responsible for 30% of the accident happened in the past 3 years. Thus, a driver should
be smart and also drive safe on the road. Be responsible when you are driving. Your
reckless actions not only endanger yourself but also the people around of you. Think how
about your friends and family. How would they feel if one day you got into an accident
and suddenly, you are gone, forever.
Also, we hope that both amateur and experienced drivers to always do check-up on their
car regularly especially those who are about to go on a long trip. Tires condition, engine
oil are to be checked once a week. Little did most people know that car alignment is also
important for safety driving. Your car requires to be serviced at the center if your car has
one of these indicators: uneven tires tread wear, vehicle pulling left or right itself,
steering wheel being off center when driving straight, and also unusual steering wheel
vibration. No doubt the potential risk of accident is greatly reduced when every drivers
have done regular monitoring on their car.

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4.0 CONCLUSION
In the end of the day, there are many inconsiderate actions done by irresponsible drivers
which causes inconvenience to others and even endangers other people. It is also
undeniable these inconvenience and dangers can also be caused by bad road condition or
weather condition. All aforementioned problems can be overcome by drivers itself and
also humans innovation. Modern cars for the past few years has been introducing many
technologies in cars that improves safety and reliability. However, these technologies is
usually featured in foreign cars. Government should support local car makers in terms of
capital funds to implement these safety technologies onto local made cars. Putting the
advancement of the car aside, the only issues here is now only on the drivers side.
Government is recommended to enforce a stricter law on people who conducts bad
manners when driving. No doubt the Malaysia Road safety is greatly improved when
every driver could maintain proper manner when driving.

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5.0 REFERENCES
Kwan, L. (2015). FINALLY, a mobile app to settle Malaysia's double parking drama!.
[online] CILISOS Current Issues Tambah Pedas!. Available at: http://cilisos.my/finallya-mobile-app-to-settle-malaysias-double-parking-drama/ [Accessed 24 Oct. 2015].
Thestar.com.my, (2009). Archives | The Star Online.. [online] Available at:
http://www.thestar.com.my/story/?file=%2F2009%2F11%2F8%2Ffocus%2F4916638
[Accessed 25 Oct. 2015].
Thestar.com.my, (2014). Bad attitude of drivers to blame for high fatality rate on
Malaysian roads, say netizens - Nation | The Star Online. [online] Available at:
http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/02/22/Malaysian-drivers-to-blame-forhigh-fatalities-netizens/ [Accessed 25 Oct. 2015].

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6.0 APPENDICES
Members Script

1 Joco Tan Guan Min


Character: Talk Show Host
- Greetings and Introducing
Greetings ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the show. Today we are going to
discuss about the Malaysian driving ethics. Which focus about the bad habit of the
Malaysian drivers. I couldnt sleep last night, because my car was scratched by idiotic
driver. People wont stop to let people cross the road, I think I need to ask my son or
grandson in future dont cross the road, if you want to cross it, make sure you cross it
with a car. Today we got a few guest here, which on my left is Operation Advisor
from JPJ, Mr. Peu, Inspector of PDRM traffic division, Ms. Loh and Instructor from
DICKL driving school, Mr. Sam. On my right will be 2 experienced driver Mr. Kelvin
and Mr. Louis.
As far as I being told that both of you guys were a very experienced drivers.
Questions:
Kelvin/Louis:
1. Is there any kind of accident that youve particularly been though?
2. What do you hate the most about the bad habits of Malaysian road users?
Peu: What kind of drivers do the authority face the most?
Nicole: Do the government face any challenge when enforcing traffic laws?
Sam: Ive heard a lot of complain again the P-Licensed driver, why is it so?
All:
1. What are you guys expecting for the road user?
2. What do you guys suggest to overcome the problem?

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2 Peu Wai Thian


Character: JPJ Operation Advisor
- Reckless and illegal behavior of drivers
There had been many illegal and reckless behavior daily in Malaysia. For example,
exceeding speed limit, double-parking, turning without signals and et cetera. These
actions not only causes inconvenient to other road users and potentially causes serious
accident. There have been several obstacles in enforcing laws and rules to minimize
these issues such as the people not being cooperative with the JPJ.
- Suggestions to overcome problems
It is important to first organize a campaign promote awareness of the danger of those
danger and illegal driving behavior. Then we seek the cooperation of the people to
make the campaign more effective and success. People are also encouraged to report
any illegal behavior they found on the road to the authority.
- Expectation
I hope that not only the authority can enforce a stricter law on the road such as more
serious charges on offender and also full cooperation of the people and the authority.

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3 Loh Bei Ning


Character:

Inspector

of

PDRM

Traffic

Division

- Outstanding summons payment


According to the traffic summons reports from Bukit Aman traffic chief senior
assistance comm shows that, out of 4.09 million arrest warrants issued to traffic
summons defaulters, only 2.49 million or 61% of them had been settled. 80% of the
issued summonses are all offences relating to speeding and beating the traffic light.
The government has adjusted and standardized summons payment system with
PDRM, JPJ and DBKL based on The more you delay, the more you pay principle.
This principle took effect since 1 July 2013. Most of the Malaysian driver knows that
they will get a discount if they pay the summons earlier but it seems that they lazy or
not going to border about the summons unless they had been blacklist and cannot
renew their license or road tax. As the Ops Warta begin, I warn the offenders to settle
their summonses immediately. If they fail to do so, they will be taken to court. And if
they do not give full cooperation, police will invoke the arrest procedure including
handcuffing the offenders.
- Suggestion to overcome problems
As a PDRM traffic division inspector, I really hope that our government could
stronger the punishment in Ops Warta so that the offenders will be worry and settle
their summonses immediately and will not delay anymore. For controlling driver
from speeding and beating the traffic light, I hope that the government increase the
amount of Automated Enforcement System (AES) that detect and record any traffic
offenses.
- Expectation
I have a high expectation towards Malaysian driver, I hope that all the Malaysian
driver can follow the traffic rules and not doing illegal action. Driver should follow
the rules every moment in their life and not just in front of the police or the AES
system. Lastly, offenders should make their summonses payment as earlier as they
can.
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4 Sam Yuan Sing


Character: DICKL Driving School Instructor
- P-License driver go against traffic rules
According to the traffic accident reports, most of the accident cause by P-license
driver that go against the traffic rules. As I am the driving school instructor, I found
out that those youth following the traffic rules when they learn driving but it seems
that they do not follow the traffic rules after they pass their driving test and get a PLicense. For example, they may untighten the safety belt when they driving, they did
not turn on the signal light when they want to change lane or turning or some of them
even using phone while driving. These are the facts that causing accident and the
main criminal will most probably be the P-License driver.
- Suggestions to overcome problems
It is a serious problems if the P-License driver do not follow the traffic rules. My
personal though, I think that government should extend the period for a P-License
driver to become an actual driver from 2 years to 3 years. Other than that, government
should be stricter to the punishment, not only giving summons but deducting the
points of the driver and extend the period of revoke driving license.
- Expectation
Hope that our government can be stricter towards the main criminal that cause
accident to let Malaysia road become safe tier.

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5 Kelvin Tan Kah Wai


Character: Experienced Driver
- Been through accident when he was young
When I was young, I had an accident. I accidentally hit motorcyclists. That was
suppose a fun night after having a birthday celebration with my friends. But that
accident happened right after I sent my friends home. Well, normally when you see
green light, you should start moving your car right? I did that, but on top of that you
should check whether got motors or not. Yes indeed, there were 3 motorcyclists
passing through. I thought there was no more, then I started to step on the pedal, but
accident happened right there. The 4th motorcyclist came out of nowhere, thats how I
accidentally hit them. Now you see, how dangerous it is to passing through red light.
- Nowadays drivers drive aggressively on the road
One more thing is nowadays drivers drive aggressively on the road without any
signals. I dont really understand why is it so hard to put a signal before you overtake
other vehicles. Drivers like me, I will take high attention on others vehicles, in case
they overtake me without any signals. But what if drivers that are beginners? The
accident might just happened because of your signal, just a simple signal might cause
an accident.
- Suggestions to overcome problems
In my point of view, I think Malaysian drivers should take their driving licenses after
21 years old instead of 18, because by that time, their mindsets are getting more
mature. They might not overexcited after taking the driving license.
- Expectation
I hope our government might take some actions to improve our Malaysias road
safety.

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6 We Yuan
Character: Experienced Driver
- Different kind of situation that I met during driving
I have meet different style of Malaysian driver. Malaysian drivers though that the
road is a speed track for them. They speeding at any lanes whatever they want and
always like the over overtaking cars during driving. We will always met the lovely
tailgaters in anyway and anytime with any single day in Malaysia road. Tailgate
someones car is a very dangerous action, it may cause accident happen and even
your life.
- Road construct issues and parking issues
Accident is not only cause by driver, there are a lot of defects in Malaysia roads. I had
a worst experience, which is a large hole located at the outer lane. I was driving with
high speed at the outer lane and I did not realize there was a hole at the road, I cannot
dodge that large hole in time and my car tires run into the hole, it causes me over steer
and almost out of control. Luckily, I managed to hold my steering wheel tightly to
prevent accident happened. With sharing my experience, please always dodge the
road hole if you can. Other than that, double parking was Malaysian driver custom.
Malaysian driver will just double parking their car at the parking lot and blocking
others car.
- Suggestions to overcome problem
For my opinion, government should take some action to ensure that driver following
the traffic rules and have a proper road construction to ensure driver safety. The most
important is driver must learn to be patient during driving.
- Expectations
Hope our Malaysian government will fully concentrate to make a reliable road
condition for our dearly beloved Malaysian drivers and Malaysian drivers must know
how to have a good attitude during driving on the road.
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