Minister’s MPV allegedly caught tailgating ambulance on NSE – transport ministry will provide explanation

Minister’s MPV allegedly caught tailgating ambulance on NSE – transport ministry will provide explanation

On February 3, a luxury MPV bearing a ministerial emblem was caught on camera supposedly attempting to beat a traffic jam by tailgating an ambulance on the North-South Expressway. Photos of the incident, said to have taken place on a stretch between Simpang Pulai and Tapah in Perak, began circulating on social media, where it was then picked up the New Straits Times.

Following a public outcry on various social media platforms, the transport ministry has responded to the issue, saying it will clarify the matter. Transport minister Anthony Loke said that he will issue an explanation about the matter soon, the Malay Mail reported earlier today.

“We will talk about this matter later. We have a bigger and pressing issue than that and an explanation will be given,” he said. When asked if very important persons (VIPs) were allowed to tailgate ambulances on highways, Loke said that was not the case, and an explanation would be given.

Earlier this week, MCA deputy youth chief Chong Yew Chuan had urged Loke to reveal the name of the minister who was allegedly involved in the incident. Chong said that as a cabinet member in charge of the transport portfolio, Loke needed to take firm action on such matters, which were related to road safety.

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Comments

  • Sohai on Feb 08, 2024 at 7:13 pm

    One rule for the rakyat and one other rule for the golongan marhaen

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    • Solow on Feb 10, 2024 at 9:16 am

      Dua darjat
      Double standard

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    • Ajibkor grinning with Starbucks machiatto on Feb 12, 2024 at 7:34 am

      R we paying high salary and pencen to ahlokekor to “explain” every ‘questionable” action of politicians?
      Ahlokekor is straying from his mission as Transport Minister.High time PMX cut his salary and chop off his pencen.

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  • Bossku, full pardon! on Feb 08, 2024 at 7:22 pm

    Malaysia, truly pathetic! Didn’t matter which R, all the same. Be it corruption or abuse of power!

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    • Equally Racist to Everyone on Feb 09, 2024 at 4:09 pm

      Does that include the Iban, Kadazan, Bidayuh, Melanau etc too

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      • Bossku on Feb 10, 2024 at 10:08 am

        You cannot see what is happening in Sabah and Sarawak, is it? Or you are just blind? Duuuh…anyway, it is a pendatang minister. But, please don’t report me for sedition, ok?

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        • YB Kunta Kinte on Feb 11, 2024 at 9:08 am

          I’ll screenshot your comments and report you to PDRM

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        • Pulis Diraja Suluk on Feb 11, 2024 at 2:04 pm

          En. Bossku, sila laporkan diri di IPD KK. Kamik nk belanja minom teh

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  • Lol the equivalent of “wait first we need to get our stories straight”. Wonder how they’ll spin out of this one. Even if urgent meeting also it’s illegal.

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  • MCA, MCA since when you are doing your job when holding the post. Please do make a fool of yourself

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  • Pejuang nasib puak keris on Feb 08, 2024 at 8:22 pm

    Menteri mana ni?! Hanat betol! Kurang ajaq

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  • Dua darjat on Feb 08, 2024 at 8:25 pm

    Korang nanti kan la. Konpem tiada tindakan lanjut. Puik

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  • Sohai on Feb 08, 2024 at 8:31 pm

    “Bigger and pressing issue than this?” Like selling more number plates?
    This issue concern public safely and is close to public’s heart. Besides, should take just 5 mins to clarify.

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    • Shadap! I need Loki to plug the 75% discount we gave to bossku. Who’s gonna pay the balance 160 mil?

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    • The other Anthony on Feb 11, 2024 at 3:01 pm

      Like giving cny, Xmas & raya greetings in my planes

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  • Double standard on Feb 08, 2024 at 8:44 pm

    Very bad minister

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  • Sick&Tired on Feb 08, 2024 at 9:09 pm

    No need to give explanation, take action!

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  • Pardon bruh on Feb 08, 2024 at 9:22 pm

    Pardon la … apa lagi… haha

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  • Lolwhut? on Feb 09, 2024 at 12:18 am

    Last last found out it was Loke! LOL!

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  • alfredt on Feb 09, 2024 at 6:01 am

    Remember those Malay proverb,
    “Lebih sudu dari kuah” & “Kaduk naik junjung”
    It is for the driver.

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  • Bund sung Lee on Feb 09, 2024 at 8:44 am

    Impression always pass to us that they r v competent, loyal to country and rakayt, but action speak louder and its obvious that never ever loyal, any politician all around the globe, all same

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  • Susukotak on Feb 09, 2024 at 8:50 am

    Time kerajaan nama PH jer wujud kejadian macam ni.

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  • aaaps on Feb 09, 2024 at 10:09 am

    Aiya, nothing will happen wan… first time ar?

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  • Anton on Feb 09, 2024 at 10:21 am

    Should kena fine, period. Explanation is just finding an excuse or spin.

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  • Dah Menang Semua on Feb 09, 2024 at 10:25 am

    What is “kipidap”?

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  • Its,Ngan Kor ming. Ishk3..

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  • Hang nuar on Feb 09, 2024 at 2:38 pm

    Ni mesti menteri pembangkang (keyboard warrior)

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  • komarad on Feb 09, 2024 at 3:52 pm

    nothing to see, small issue, need to move on.. heh..ehhehehehe(80’s style)

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