The family of Zakeer Zubir, 32, the driver of the express bus killed in an accidents in Pagoh, Johor, last Saturday,expressed regrets that no representative from the operator of the express bus service had come forward to offer assistance.
Fourteen were killed in the crash and the fatalities, besides Zakeer, including his youngest daughter, one-year-old Nur Natasha Zahara, who was travelling with her mother, Miyarseh, an Indonesian.
Zakeer and Nur Natasha Zahara were buried at the Hashim Yahaya Muslim cemetery in George Town yesterday.
Zakeer has two other daughters, Nur Zafeerah, 2, and Nur Cahaya Zulaikha, 4.
Zakeer's brother, Zameer Zubir, 35, said three days had passed since the mishap and during this trying times, the family needed the support and assistance of various quarters, especially Zakeer's employer.
"None of Zakeer's employer or representative came or contacted us," he said.
He added the family had been contacted by the Sultanah Fatimah Specialist Hospital (HPSF) to go to Johor to sign the necessary documents for an operation on Zakeer's wife, who was one of those injured in the crash.
He said the cost of Miyarseh's treatment would be higher as she is a foreigner.
"We are also not able to go to Johor yet (to see to Miyarseh's needs) as we also have to take care of Zakeer's two children and also our mother, who is still in trauma," he said when met at the family home in Lebuh Batu Maung 2 today.
Zameer said the family also had no relative in Johor and would have to fork out extra cost for accommodation.
The family hoped that Miyarseh could be transferred to Penang Hospital which is nearer.