Monday, July 22, 2024

Malaysian army apologizes after tank and armored vehicles collapsed in Kuala Lumpur


The first incident occurred on Friday, when a PT-91M Twardy tank failed due to engine problems on a highway near the country’s parliament building, the military said in a statement on Saturday.

Pictures on social media show up Traffic jams built up around the tank as army and police officers tried to divert vehicles around it. The military said the tank was towed by a rescue vehicle 30 minutes later and repairs were made.

Less than 24 hours later, a main armored vehicle – mainly used to tow heavy weapons – broke down on a busy road outside the National Museum in the heart of the capital.

Videos taken At the scene of the accident appeared a column of military vehicles behind the main engine. Curious motorists were also seen slowing down to catch a glimpse of the unusual scene.

A team of mechanics completed the repair work by 12:30 p.m. local time on Sunday, according to the military. The car then continued its journey to Dataran Merdeka, or Independence Square, where Malaysian Independence Day celebrations will take place on August 31. The military said the two vehicles took part in the exercises on the parade.

“The army apologizes for the two incidents and will ensure that this does not happen again,” the army statement said. “But should this be repeated, a backup recovery team will be dispatched to the site as quickly as possible to tow the stricken vehicle away to avoid traffic jams.”

Pictures of the crippled vehicles have drawn ridicule from Malaysians online. many I found humor In the situation while some on Twitter criticized the army Because of what they claimed was poor vehicle maintenance.
Singapore needs tanks to defend its ways. Malaysia’s roads can defeat tanks. He said Malaysian comedian and comedian Jason Leung on Twitter.
“A tank crashed in the middle of the (Malaysia) highway,” another Twitter user wrote. “If Malaysia goes to war, so will we Russia.”