PDRM Explains PM’s Convoy Priority Over Ambulance But Netizens Are Still Not Having It

(source: WOB)

Recently, a video with the caption “Nyawa boleh tunggu, VIP jalan dulu #maluapabosskuwent viral on social media. It shows a four-wheel-drive and a Red Crescent ambulance waiting for a convoy of cars carrying the prime minister and others to pass through an intersection.

It is confirmed that the convoy was ferrying Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob from Taman Sri Nanding to Batu 16, Hulu Langat where the district was hit by large scale flooding last weekend.

The clip which was uploaded yesterday (26 Dec) caused an uproar among social media users.

Today (27 Dec), the police explained that asking an ambulance to make way for the prime minister’s convoy was due to safety concerns, according to Malaysiakini.

“As depicted in the video clip, had the traffic police allowed the 4WD and ambulance to turn at the junction into the main road, there would be a risk of an accident and cause danger to road users.

“Therefore, the convoy on the main road was given priority to avoid any accidents, based on an initial assessment by the traffic police,” Selangor Traffic Investigations and Enforcement Department head Azman Shari’at said in a statement earlier today.

Azman also said that the rescue vehicles were held up for only a short time and given priority immediately after the convoy had passed. Moreover, he explained that the actions of the traffic police were in accordance with the Road Traffic Rules 1959 and Road Transport Act 1987.

Despite the explanation, netizens weren’t buying it. Take a look:

We’ll let you come up with your own conclusions…