MIROS appoints Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye as ChairmanPOSTED BY admin ON 02 April 2015
The Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS) today announced the appointment of Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye as Chairman of MIROS by the Minister of Transport Dato’ Sri Liow Tiong Lai.
Lee will be joining the other eight members of the MIROS board of directors which include Datuk Dr. Ismail Haji Bakar, YM Tunku Datuk Mudzaffar Tunku Mustapha, SAC Dato’ Mohd. Fuad Abd. Latiff, Dato’ Sri Ismail Ahmad, Dato’ lr.Haji Anniens Md Ariff, Professor Dr. Wong Shaw Voon, Haji Azman Ismail and Encik Ezleezan Othman.
“It is an honour to be appointed as chairman of Miros, and I will be doing my best to lead the Institute and strive to achieve its objectives.” Said Lee
Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye, an ardent advocate for workplace and road safety, was also recognised by the industry in 2014 for his achievement as the chairman of the Independent Advisory Panel to the Ministry of Transport regarding the Genting Sempah crash.
Made public in February this year, the publication of this report is a landmark achievement because it identifies 51 areas where the government can take action to improve express bus safety specifically and road safety in general. For this effort, he was awarded Truck Man of the Year at NST-SHell Rimula’s inaugural Truck of The Year awards.
MIROS was established in 2007 as a statutory body under the Ministry on Transport Malaysia to serve as a central repository of knowledge and information on road safety. The findings derived from research and evidence-based intervention programmes provide the basis for the formulation of new strategies, legislations, policies, and enforcement measures, governing road safety at the national level.
Through their findings, Miros will translate those researches into road safety policies, enhance and increase knowledge related to road safety, serve as an audit and accreditation agency in curriculum design and standards on road safety, propose evidenced based cost-effective interventions / programmes, as well as serve the public as a repository of knowledge and linkage to road safety.