sorry for the traffic jams, says army after second vehicle breakdown

The broken-down tank on Friday. — Kuala Lumpur Control and Command Centre

KUALA LUMPUR: The Army has apologised to motorists who have been inconvenienced by the breakdowns of a tank and a prime mover over the past two days.

“The Army apologises for the two incidents and will ensure that this does not happen again. But should it recur, a standby recovery team will be dispatched to the location as quickly as possible to tow the stricken vehicle away in order to avoid traffic jams,” the Army said in an official statement today.

Giving an official explanation for the two breakdowns, the statement said that at 10.30am on Aug 26, a PT-91M Pendekar tank had just completed its exercises for the 65th Independence Day parade rehearsals when it encountered engine problems.

A recovery vehicle was then dispatched at 11am to tow it to the National Museum car park for repairs to be carried out.

The second incident involving a prime mover occurred at 11.26am on Aug 27 on the road in front of the National Museum.

The prime mover was on its way back to the Perdana Camp in Sungai Besi when it also encountered engine problems.

A team of mechanics was dispatched to the location and repair work was completed by 12.30pm for the vehicle to continue its journey.

A total of 129 of the Army’s vehicular assets were involved in the parade rehearsals.

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