PUTRAJAYA: The Transport Ministry is not ruling out vandalism as the cause of Saturday morning's derailment of a Tumpat-bound Wau Ekspres train that left 11 people injured.
Minister Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha said such accidents were normally caused by track problems due to vandalism.
He said the pins in the tracks could be removed and sold as scrap metal.
"We have come across such cases before, so there is that possibility we are looking into," he said at the prime minister's Hari Raya open house here on Monday.
Kong said the tracks had since been repaired.
He expects a report on the accident to be completed soon.
Two coaches of the train jumped the tracks at Sungai Temau, Kuala Lipis, shortly after leaving the Merapoh station at 6.30am.
The 14-coach train carrying was more than 900 passengers who were returning to their homes for Hari Raya.
The accident left three passengers seriously injured, while the remaining victims were treated at a clinic.
Kong said he was still waiting for a report on two monorail service disruptions recently.