Impossibly, the Kancil buruk looks worse than ever.
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One of Malaysia’s best modern day urban legend is without a doubt the adventures of the legendary Kancil buruk – the busted compact car looking like it should be in the junkyard, yet somehow manages to chug along the roads, defying all odds and logic.
Back in 2019, the legendary Kancil buruk held together by sheer will (or magic) gained new heights of virality as Malaysians all across the peninsular came together to share their tales of spotting the car in their neck of the woods.
Unfortunately, the Kancil was soon taken away by authorities. Malaysians wept over the fallen legend and that seemed to be its end.
But guess what? Kancil buruk is BACK
Once again defying all odds, logic and even the authorities, this barely held together vehicle has been spotted along the roads of Kepong as jubilant Malaysians share clips of their encounter with the legend.
“Make way for the king” writes one TikTok user on a clip of the Kancil buruk looking as busted as ever – even with a sporadic lick of yellow paint – with the driver’s door hanging ajar as it weaves through Kuala Lumpur traffic.
“Guys, I found him!” exclaimed another Malaysian on TikTok with similar footage of the shambolic car parked somewhere in Kepong.
Authorities are looking for the Kancil buruk legend once again
Needless to say, the Kancil buruk’s reputation and fame cannot be stifled and Kepong MP Lim Lip Eng has sent out a call looking for its driver to help him.
“This car is seen many times wandering around the Taman Usahawan Kepong,” he writes on Facebook. “When I took the picture myself, I didn’t know what to say.”
The police and JPJ also know about the existence of this car, they also do not know what to do. My party planned to help, but we were a little stuck, not knowing how to give help to this brother.Lim Lip Eng, Kepong MP via Facebook.
RIP Legend (Part 2)
Due to the car’s condition – deflated tyres, sunken roof, broken windshield – Lim fears of an unfortunate incident if it continues to be driven on the already busy roads of Kepong.
The MP explained today (22 April) that his office has already reported the car to Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) for it to be towed away.
The important thing now is that this car cannot be on the road, for the safety of other road users. It’s time for this car to take a break from the battlefield. RIP Kancil Legend.Lim Lip Eng, Kepong MP via Facebook.
The owner and origin of the legendary Kancil buruk still remains a mystery, but it has certainly been an interesting sight on Malaysian roads.
Rest in pieces, Si Kancil buruk (again). May you find new life in scrapyard heaven (maybe).
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