A salute to the police’s awe-inspiring stunts

Daredevil rider: Sergeant Saidatul Husna performing her stunt during the celebration of Malaysia’s 66th National Day at Dataran Putrajaya. — ART CHEN/The Star

PUTRAJAYA: Members of the Royal Malaysia Police’s VAT 69 commando unit performed awe-inspiring stunts, that saw them parachuting onto the boulevard in front of the main stage housing guests of honour, during the National Day 2023 celebration at Dataran Putrajaya.

Six of the members disembarked from a helicopter flying at a height of 5,000m before activating their parachutes and directing them to land accurately in front of the main stage.

It took about six minutes for each of them to land safely at the designated location after disembarking the aircraft.

Five of the members carried flags including the Jalur Gemilang as well as the Malaysia Madani and Royal Malaysia Police flags with them.

Their landing saw spectators cheering excitedly as the officers glided towards the boulevard facing the centrestage.

Similarly captivated were VIPs including the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah and the Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah.

Separately, Sergeant Saidatul Husna Kamarudin, from the Army Red Warrior motorcycle stunt group of the Malaysian Armed Forces, made history by riding a Kawasaki Scrambler over a ramp to successfully leap over 66 Royal Enfield motorcycles.

The 66 motorcycles corresponded with the 66th National Day celebration.

It was a truly special day for Sergeant Saidatul Husna, whose birthday also fell on Aug 31.

The 35-year-old Kedahan already has her name etched in the Malaysia Book of Records for holding the longest motorcycle jump (women) record, a feat she achieved during the tattoo performance in conjunction with the 90th Army Day celebration in Port Dickson, Negri Sembilan, in March.

“The vibes today were amazing and different from my other stunts.

“As usual, I cleared my mind before doing the stunt and prayed for everything to go well.

“It helped that my family was in the audience,” said the mother-of-one.

Her stunning act also earned a standing ovation from the King and Queen.

Other members of the Army Red Warrior troupe, meanwhile, put up other acrobatic acts.

Among them a human replica of the Tugu Negara formed by five members on a motorcycle.

There were also other stunts featuring the peacock and rafflesia flower formations.

For this, an individual rode the motorbike while six others were positioned carefully on the vehicle while keeping one of their arms stretched and holding a red placard.

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