1. Malaysian Transport Minister Anthony Loke shaking hands with the next of kin of 23-year old student killed in his Honda
2. Loke talking to media
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Anthony Loke, Malaysian Transport Minister:
"We will ask Honda (and other car companies) to give us some cooperation, in a sense that once this owner change their airbags, they will be given a letter, a letter of authorisation, a letter of confirmation or certification that they have changed their airbags. So they need to bring that letter to the Road Transport Department counter to prove that they have changed their airbags. That (way) only the road tax can be renewed."
3. Media at victim's house
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Anthony Loke, Malaysian Transport Minister:
"According to the report given to me by Honda, 28 notices have been given to the car owner, but unfortunately all the letters were sent to the old address."
Malaysia's transport minister says owners of more than 71,000 affected Honda cars will be penalised if they fail to replace flawed Takata airbags in a drastic move to curb fatalities.
The deaths of seven people in Malaysia have been linked to the defective airbags.
The latest victim was a 23-year old student whose 2004 Honda City crashed in Kuala Lumpur on May 27th, the second death this year alone.
Transport Minister Anthony Loke said on Saturday that owners of 71,315 Honda cars have still not responded to the recall replacement and will be barred from renewing their road tax if they don't do so.
After meeting with the student's next of kin, Loke said Honda sent 28 recall notices to the student's family but it didn't reach them because they didn't update their address.