LATAR BELAKANG PENGERUSI
DATUK SURET SINGH
CHAIRMAN TO MALAYSIAN INSTITUTE OF ROAD SAFETY RESEARCH
Datuk Suret Singh graduated with Bachelor of Arts, Hons from University Malaya in 1977. He then joined and served in the Malaysian Administration and Diplomatic Service (PTD) and served with distinction for a period of 33 years entirely in the transportation sector. He joined as Assistant Secretary of Ministry of Transport (MOT) in 1978. In 1983 Datuk Suret graduated with Master Degree, Transport Planning & Management from University of Central, London.
From 1983 he helped administer the transformation of JPJ from a manual and mechanical based operation of its counter services to computerized online services for vehicle and driver licensing with linkages to the post offices for greater public accessibility to JPJ counter services.
From 2001 – 2005 as Undersecretary of Land Transport he also managed the 1st phase of the integration and improvement of LRT services within the Klang Valley corridor as well as coordinating the implementation of the KL Monorail Project, the Express Rail Link to KLIA and the development of KL Centrals a transportation hub and implemented double tracking and electrification of intercity rail services from Kuala Lumpur to Ipoh.
In January 2006 Datuk Suret was appointed 1st Director General Road of Safety. During his tenure as Director General of JKJR state offices were set up in all states in Malaysia. Key achievements during this tenure as Director General include Road Safety Education, Traffic Wardens and Road Safety Clubs in schools and launch of road safety Community Based Awareness Programmes (CBAP) and revamp of MKJR Negeri to improve coordination and implementation of Road Safety at the state level.
Also during his tenure the first 5 years Malaysia Road Safety Plan was launched in 2006. Datuk Suret also worked closely with the late Prof. Datuk Dr. Ir. Radin Umar b. Radin Sohadi in setting up the Malaysian Institute Road Safety Research (MIROS) in 2007.
In July 2011, Datuk Suret retired from Civil Service (from 2012 to 2018 he served as Safety Advisor at the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD). Where he introduced the Industrial Code of Safety Practise (ICOP) as operator license condition, training and advertising programs were implemented as critical components of this initiative.
In February 2019 Datuk Suret was appointed as Chairman of MIROS.