Last week, Malaysian internet was atwitter over a video showing a busted Kancil buruk in Pulau Pinang.
Shared by the @My_CrimeWatch Twitter account, the 30 second video showed a dishevelled man hopping into a Kancil buruk that seems to be held together by sheer will (or magic) and driving away.
Biasa kita tengok gambar, kali ini kita tengok video. Sekarang berada di kawasan Prai, Pulau Pinang. pic.twitter.com/hsRZYhT3dK— MyWatch (@My_CrimeWatch) September 12, 2019
With over 8.9K retweets since it was shared, Twitterjaya were in shock and awe at the miracle that the patchwork Kancil buruk couldmove.
It also seemed that many had spotted the tattered car around KL, Perak and various other locations.
Yup bro ni kat jalan kuching on the way selayang. Sumpah kuat kancil dia boleh ronda satu malaysia sia pic.twitter.com/X13Ad5qI4x— 𝙢𝙚𝙡 (@SyamilLukman) September 13, 2019
Haritu sempat buat story pasal kereta ni, dah lah salah jalan kahkah pic.twitter.com/5cdddGZpdT— 𝕤𝕔𝕙𝕒𝕗𝕚𝕢 (@wanschafiqq) September 12, 2019
Aq pun sempat rakam dia. Aq rakam sebab kt cermin belakang dia ada tulis "I SUPPORT LGBT" which is waktu tu kes LGBT tgh hangat 😅 Waktu ni kat Kampar, Perak. Jauh juga dia berjalan ya sampai Penang dah. Cermin belakang pun dah tak ada. pic.twitter.com/BRXtei9DwJ— Syhdyn Rfd 🌻 (@NanaRafidi) September 12, 2019
Pintu pun dah tukar ya. Btw siapa dia? pic.twitter.com/J7CPbX3Imr— Syhdyn Rfd 🌻 (@NanaRafidi) September 12, 2019
Hahaha jauh dia jalan ehh padahal ahad lepas dia ada kt KL pic.twitter.com/Z9ig8ZcF36— Bob Wheat (@AkmalMohdAmin) September 13, 2019
Masih hidup sedara. Pintu boh kat belakang pulak pic.twitter.com/kooyzA5HAK— ⍑ Ucop.Izz ⍊ (@Ucop_Din) September 17, 2019
While many were wheezing over the car’s legendary internet fame, it seems like the fun is over.
On the morning of Malaysia Day, Twitter user Amer AK (@Penjejak_Baldi) shared a picture of the car and its owner being pulled over by traffic police, apparently at Jalan Kuching in KL.
Dah kena tahan pulak.. alamakkk pic.twitter.com/Y6vDG3nlTE— Amer AK (@Penjejak_Baldi) September 16, 2019
Naturally, Twitterjaya had thoughts.
Plot twist. Dia yang tahan polis— Ikhwans (@_wansoffthewall) September 16, 2019
Translation: “Plot twist. He stopped the police.”
Polis : Ekzos abg ni la punca jerebu kat malaysia ni..— AweDonde (@PenglipurJoe) September 16, 2019
Brader : Maaf tuan,sy tk perasan pulak keta ni ada ekzos..
“Police: Your exhaust is the cause of haze in Malaysia.
Brother: Sorry sir, I didn’t realise that this car had an exhaust.”
Nak saman pun no plate takde,menung polis tu 😂— Athena (@mmzkkir) September 16, 2019
Translation: “Want to summon but there’s no number plate. The policeman is just left staring only.”
Consequently, Amer AK updated later that day that the Kancilburuk had been taken away by the authorities.
Captioned with “Legend Has Fallen”, he shared a picture of the the shambled Kancil buruk, laying crestfallen on the back of a truck.
Legend has fallen 😅 pic.twitter.com/zdPDT6cN4s— Amer AK (@Penjejak_Baldi) September 16, 2019
The owner and origin of the legendary Kancil buruk still remains a mystery, but it’s certainly been an interesting sight on Malaysian roads.
Rest in pieces, Si Kancil buruk. May you find new life in scrapyard heaven.