Malaysia army apologizes after tank and armored prime mover break down in Kuala Lumpur
The first incident occurred on Friday, when a PT-91M Twardy tank stalled with engine problems on a highway near the country’s Parliament building, the army said in a statement Saturday.
Less than 24 hours later, an armored prime mover — used mainly for towing heavy weapons — broke down on a busy road outside the National Museum in the heart of the capital.
A team of mechanics completed repair work by 12:30 p.m. local time Sunday, the army said. The vehicle then continued on its journey to Dataran Merdeka, or Independence Square, where Malaysian Independence Day celebrations will be held on August 31. Both vehicles were involved in rehearsals for the parade, the army said.
“The army apologizes for the two incidents and will ensure that this does not happen again,” the army statement said. “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.”