The Bundeswehr will soon provide information about vehicle breakdowns
FOLLOWING negative comments on viral videos of mishaps suffered by Malaysian Armed Forces vehicles, the Public Relations Department says it will soon issue a statement to explain the situation to the public.
“We have drafted a statement and are awaiting approval for its release,” the spokesman said.
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On Friday (26 August), a tank collapsed along Jalan Damansara on the feeder road near Carcosa Seri Negara to Kuala Lumpur Sentral, blocking the middle lane and causing a traffic jam.
On Saturday (27.08.) videos of a low-loader that had stopped in front of the National Museum went viral again.
In the video, a group of soldiers could be seen peering at the vehicle’s engine as if trying to figure out what had caused it to stall.
Social media users expressed their dissatisfaction with the perceived lack of maintenance of the vehicles by the army.
It also raised concerns about the state of the country’s defense system.
However, a review at DBKL’s Kuala Lumpur Control and Command Center found that the second flatbed truck breakdown was uneventful, unlike the first tank breakdown.
“We have not received any complaints from the population about traffic jams. The incident was settled within a short time,” said a DBKL spokesman.
DBKL said that as part of the rehearsal for the Merdeka parade, it announced that Jalan Damansara street would be closed from 7am to 12pm from August 26 to September 2.
“On Friday, because it was a working day, the tank breakdown caused motorists a lot of inconvenience. But today the affected roads were closed and traffic was diverted,” she said.