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Dr Noor Hisham denounces the driver who refused to yield to the ambulance | Malaysia

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Director General of Health Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah speaks during a press conference in Putrajaya on January 19, 2021. – Image by Miera Zulyana

KUALA LUMPUR, May 15 – Chief Health Officer Tan Sri, Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah today expressed dismay at a registered driver blocking an ambulance with its siren blaring and forcing it to overtake illegally.

Share a 38 second video of the “DashCam Owners Malaysia” Facebook group that depicted a non-yielding white Honda CRV, Dr Noor Hisham said he was appalled at the behavior.

“Astaghfirullah, there are still selfish drivers who deliberately do not give way to ambulances even though the ambulance siren has been sounding for a long time behind him,” he said in his caption.

Facebook user Chan Siew Peng said it was Dr Noor Hisham’s job to enforce the app.

“Tan Sri DG, I believe it is your responsibility to ensure the execution. Now life and death are in your hands,” Chan said.

Dr Noor Hisham replied that as a doctor life and death is always in his hands but in this case the application is within the purview of the police and he is just sharing the video for educational purposes .

“As a doctor, life and death are always in our hands.

“As far as this matter is concerned, enforcement is the one for the police, but education is another, which is why I have reposted this to raise awareness and educate the public. Please, help us save lives,” he said in a response to Chan.