"Not All Motorcades Stop Ambulances" – Uncle Kentang Thanks Sultan's Convoy For The Help
According to the Selangor Royal Office, contrary to the misconception that it was Agong's entourage, it actually belonged to the Sultan of Selangor.
Social activist Kuan Chee Heng has thanked a royal convoy for not only not stopping his ambulance but also escorting it all the way to the hospital
In a Facebook post published yesterday, 9 March, Kuan — or more fondly known as Uncle Kentang — shared how an ambulance belonging to him received help from what he believes to be the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah's entourage.
However, the Selangor Royal Office later commented under the post to clarify that the entourage actually belonged to the Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah.
"Not all motorcades stop ambulances," he titled the post.
"This morning, (our ambulance) met the entourage that is believed to be the Agong's, and our ambulance, which had a patient in it, slowed down to give way to the Agong's entourage."
"An outrider approached the ambulance from the right and asked the ambulance to move forward and follow the outriders."
"Three large motor outriders (from the traffic police department) had efficiently slowed down other vehicles and gave way to the ambulance. The ambulance was escorted from Jalan Semantan to Jalan Parlimen to facilitate our mission to bring the patient to the National Heart Institute (IJN)."
"The motorcade did not slow down the movement of the ambulance, but made it easier for it to move smoothly in the busy morning traffic," Kuan continued, adding that he is touched by the action
"We arrived at IJN safely," he cheered in the post.
Kuan, who is a former police officer, noted at the end of the post that road safety is paramount. According to him, if the ambulance was in a critical emergency, they could use a hailer to inform the officers on duty.
At the time of writing, Kuan's post has gone viral with over 6,800 likes and 800 shares. The official Facebook page of the Kuala Lumpur Police Department shared the video on its timeline, too.
Many netizens thanked the Sultan and his convoy in the comments section for being considerate and prioritising people's lives.
Some even mentioned that the action of the Sultan's convoy is a far cry from other very important persons' (VIP) entourages, who were caught stopping ambulances on at least two separate occasions.
Previously, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob's convoys were criticised for not giving priority to ambulances on two separate occasions: