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The Singapore BMW Car Club has apologised after a convoy of cars was caught on video hogging both lanes of Penang Bridge as well as the emergency lane.
A Facebook page called We Are Malaysians shared the video on Saturday (June 10) and said the convoy caused a traffic jam for more than an hour.
Location : Penang Bridge BMW Car Club Singapore BMW, Mega Meet @ Penang Blocking the Whole Bridge causing traffic jam 1hour+++ 新国宝马车队包完整个槟威大桥进岛的道路造成大塞车
The convoy was apparently part of an event called BMW Mega Meet 2023 @ Penang organised by BMW Car Club Singapore.
On Sunday, the club posted on its Facebook page: "We, BMW Car Club Singapore are aware of some viral videos which consist of our Penang Drive lately.
"We sincerely apologise and acknowledge a mistake that was made on our part and to reassure everyone of our unwavering commitment to cooperation with the local authorities.
"We have taken full responsibility for the recent oversight by working closely with the local authorities as soon as we heard of the news.
"Rest assured that we have rectified the situation and investigation is now closed.
"Moving forward, we are implementing additional measures to enhance our processes to ensure better control. We are committed to continuous improvement and are actively reviewing our plans to prevent similar occurrences in the future."
We, BMW Car Club Singapore are aware of some viral videos which consist of our Penang Drive lately. We sincerely...
A Facebook user commented: "First World nation with Third World attitude and manners when you are on Malaysian roads.
"You guys acting kiasu to control the roads. When you drive, it's about sharing the same road with tolerance and manners to others. That's high-class attitude.
"Please behave accordingly. Money could not buy good manners, bro."
Also on Sunday, the South Seberang Perai District police chief released a statement that said: "The police have received a report on the incident and an investigation was opened under the Traffic Act 1959 under Section 16(1) LN 166/59 for obstruction of traffic. On June 11 at 12.10am, all the drivers were at police headquarters and given summons."