Following yet another Malaysian Army tank breaking down in the middle of the road on 26 August, the Malaysian Army has issued an apology for the two separate incidents.
The Malaysian Army issued a statement on 27 August saying that they will make sure this doesn’t happen again but “should it recur”, they will dispatch a standby recovery team to the location as quickly as possible to tow the stricken vehicle away in order to avoid traffic jams.
The Malaysian Army also explained the breakdowns of their tanks; the PT-91M Pendekar tank had engine issues at about 10.30am on 26 August.
The tank had just finished its exercises for Malaysia’s Independence Day Parade rehearsals, and a recovery vehicle was dispatched at about 11am to tow it back to the National Museum carpark for repair work.
The second incident happened on 27 August at about 11.26am, with a prime mover encountering engine problems in the middle of the road in front of the National Museum.
The military vehicle was on the way back to the Perdana Camp in Sungei Besi at the time when it broke down, and a team of mechanics were dispatched to the site to repair it.
The repair work was completed at about 12.30pm and the vehicle then resumed its journey.
1. The Malaysian army has apologised after a tank broke down yesterday, prompting concerns over the maintenance of military assets among netizens.— BFM News (@NewsBFM) August 27, 2022
They explained that the PT-91M Pendekar experienced engine problems after finishing National Day rehearsals. pic.twitter.com/H65olsVqb0
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Another military vehicle has broken down in the city centre.
Just a day after a tank broke down near KL Sentral, an army trailer truck transporting a tank can be seen stuck on the right-most lane of Jalan Damansara in front of the national museum. pic.twitter.com/cibeBmYILn