Traffic laws were made to ensure that all motorists remain safe on the road and to prevent accidents from happening. However, some will still try their hand at bending the rules.
A vehicle belonging to a PAS MP was recently captured on film breaking traffic laws by crossing over a double-lined road in order to overtake other vehicles in front of it, prompting public anger.
PAS MP’s car crosses double-lined road
In a 30-second Facebook clip shared by a netizen named Abu Zaid Al-Harith on Monday (July 3), it showed a black Toyota Alphard driving along the road.
Halfway into the clip, the Toyota Alphard then had its right signal light turned on and crossed over a double-lined road to overtake the other cars in front.
Several cars were also seen dodging the Toyota Alphard as it veered into the opposite lane.
The driver’s actions has since sparked condemnation from netizens, who were appalled by the lack of concern shown for other motorists and called upon the authorities to take action.
Others also joked that the driver probably wanted to enter Heaven earlier and sarcastically remarked that he had set a good example for others to follow.
Watch the clip here:
Police: Rules were broken to keep meat from rotting
Malaysiakini later reported that the Toyota Alphard belonged to Pengkalan Chepa MP Ahmad Marzuk Shaary.
When contacted over the matter, Setiu district police chief Affandi Hussin told the news portal that the car was driven by 30-year-old driver of the PAS MP at around 3.30pm on Sunday (July 2) at Kilometre 67 of the Kuala Terengganu-Kota Bharu road.
“The driver overtook the double-lined road as he was in a rush to reach his destination to avoid meat for Hari Raya Haji from going bad.
“The vehicle was on its way from Kampung Gunong Bachok in Kelantan to Kampung Sungai Merak Dalam in Bangi, Selangor, to deliver about 50kg of the meat to the residents,” he said.
Affandi said the driver has since been called up to give a statement over the incident and was fined for overtaking vehicles on a double-lined road.
Apparently, this isn’t the first time a vehicle belonging to Marzuk was caught flouting the rules, with the previous case occurring in September 2021 when the same vehicle was filmed driving dangerously.
It was reported that the driver was in a hurry to fetch Marzuk to the airport, causing him to break traffic rules.
Shortly after the clip went viral, Marzuk issued an apology and said he hopes the incident will give leaders like him the chance to “carry out our duty with more integrity in the future, for Malaysia and its people.”