Outriders helped to clear the path for ambulance, says Khalid's office


  • Nation
  • Saturday, 07 Dec 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The office of the Federal Territories Minister has denied the minister's convoy blocked an ambulance responding to an emergency at Jalan Istana here last Wednesday, as shown in a video clip that went viral on social media.

It said the issue was misreported, adding that the convoy was actually "clearing a path" for the ambulance during traffic congestion in the 9.15am incident.

"The DBKL (Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur) outriders that were escorting the minister's (Khalid Abdul Samad) vehicle had intercepted the ambulance to 'clear a path' so that both the ambulance and minister could pass through heavy congestion," it said in a statement late Friday (Dec 6).

It also included video footage from the Integrated Transport Information System (Itis) DBKL, which shows the ambulance following the minister's convoy to get through the congested road. – Bernama

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