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CMCO in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, and Putrajaya to extend another 2 more weeks

The National Security Council (MKN) announced today that they have decided to extend the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, and Putrajaya by another 2 more weeks. With the new extension, the reinstated CMCO will end on 9 November 2020. CMCO was reinstated in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, and Putrajaya on 14 October 2020 following the rise in Covid-19 numbers in this region. Even though CMCO was reinstated, MKN still observed new clusters forming in these states, one o


Oct 26, 2020

Speedy repair on pothole that caused fatal accident near Mid Valley

A pothole on Jalan Tengah heading towards Mid Valley has caused the unfortunate death of a motorcyclist on Sunday around 7.30 am. Preliminary investigations by the Kuala Lumpur Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department (JSPT) showed that the motorcyclist was riding over a pothole when he was thrown off his motorcycle. JSPT chief Asst Comm Zulkefly Yahya added that the rider, identified as 75-year-old Ho Yan Yee, died at the scene of the accident. Since the accident yesterday morning, the


Jan 4, 2021

Woman’s Toyota Vios summoned in accident 1 year after it was declared a total loss

A woman whose Toyota Vios was declared a ‘total loss’ in 2019 received a shock when she was issued a summon for an accident that happened a year after her car was scrapped. The woman, known only as Lee, told Free Malaysia Today (FMT) that her Vios was declared beyond repairable and a total loss by both the insurance company and panel repair shop following a serious accident in June 2019. She received RM 45,000 from her insurance provider and moved on from the accident. But the incident came back


Apr 14, 2021

Buying used cars: 5 signs a car has been in an accident

A knight in shining armor is a man who has never had his metal truly tested. Likewise, a pristine looking car is a car that hasn’t been driven much. While the former may be an inspirational phrase, the latter is a sign of a good used car. When shopping for a used car, it is normal to see dings, scratches, or the occasional putty. Small damages are good for bargaining, but a used car with major damage is much better avoided. Whether or not to go on with the purchase is entirely up to you. This en


Aug 21, 2020

Perodua Axia went against traffic on Federal Highway motorcycle lane

A motorcyclist narrowly escaped with his life when he came across a Perodua Axia driving against traffic on the motorcycle lane along Federal Highway. Traffic Investigation and Enforcement department Kuala Lumpur chief, ACP Zulkefly Yahya, told Harian Metro that they believe the Perodua Axia driver, a 21-year-old woman (curiously some reports says the driver is a man), was heading towards Petaling Jaya from the city centre when the accident occurred near the Kota Darul Ehsan gates. After enterin


Apr 9, 2021

Snake in a car!

Though Kuala Lumpur is now a sprawling metropolis, it still bears signs of the jungle that it was before urbanisation took hold. We’ve often heard about Bomba being called to homes to remove dangerous animals that have broken and entered in, especially snakes. But we’ve definitely have not seen or hear a snake breaking into a car! A few pictures of a yellow snake slithering out of an air-conditioning vent of a Toyota Vios have since gone viral across social media. It is believed that the snake w


Jun 4, 2020

DBKL: Killer pothole stretch patched 9 times in 4 months

There might be an underlying issue along the stretch of road that killed a 75-year-old motorcyclist on Sunday morning as the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has revealed that the stretch of road has been patched up 9 times in the past 4 months. According to a statement made by DBKL, the last time Jalan Tengah was resurfaced was on 26 December 2020 and that maintenance work has been ongoing since September 2020. DBKL also said that the location is under constant monitoring by the council’s Public S


Jan 5, 2021

Only one unit in Malaysia! Aston Martin Vantage AMR Malaysia Edition

Prospective owner - ready your wallet. Yes, it’s singular for a reason - Aston Martin Kuala Lumpur today unveiled the one-off Aston Martin AMR Malaysia Edition, built to commemorate Merdeka next month. Purists beware though - as much as it carries the AMR moniker, it’s not part of that 200 car run. There’s no seven-speed manual or carbon-ceramic brakes here, which are standard fitments on its racier sibling. That doesn’t mean it’s not fast though, it still keeps the 4.0-litre, twin-turbocharged


Jul 9, 2020

3 killed in SUKE construction crane collapse along Alam Damai

Yet another accident has been reported involving the Sungai Besi-Ulu Kelang Elevated Expressway (SUKE). According to reports a crane fell on top of a car at the construction site at Puncak Banyan, Persiaran Alam Damai. Three construction workers were killed during the incident, while another two are believed to be seriously injured. The Star reports, at the time of writing, firemen are still in the process of extracting a worker trapped at the site. It is believed that the construction workers f


Mar 22, 2021

CMCO in Selangor, KL and Putrajaya extended to 6 December 2020

The Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) will take effect in all states in Peninsular Malaysia except for Perlis, Pahang, and Kelantan from 9 November 2020 to 6 December 2020. Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced today that the government has decided to reinstate CMCO is more states in Peninsular following the increasing number of Covid-19 cases. This also means that states where CMCO is already in effect like Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, and Putrajaya will be extended by ano


Nov 7, 2020

MCO in 6 states extended to 4 February 2021

Senior (Defence) Minister Ismail Sabri has announced today that the Movement Control Order (MCO) in Penang, Selangor, Kelantan, Sabah, Melaka, Johor, Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, and Labuan will be extended to 4 February 2021. This will streamline the MCO period for all states in Peninsular Malaysia to the same date. Just Tuesday 19 January 2021, the government has decided to implement MCO in the remaining states of Peninsular Malaysia from 22 January to 4 February 2021. Currently, only Sarawak rema


Jan 21, 2021

PDRM busts clone car syndicates involving used car dealer and insurance companies

A syndicate specialising in cloning cars by tampering the chassis number and forging documents was recently busted by the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM). In the process, 19 vehicles, including luxury cars amounting to a total of RM 3.5 million, were confiscated. Kuala Lumpur police chief Comm Datuk Saiful Azly Kamaruddin said in a press conference at the KL police headquarters that PDRM first received a tip of the syndicate back on February 2 when KL CID raided a used car dealership in Cheras. Du


Mar 8, 2021

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera launched in Malaysia – 007’s new race car from RM 1.2 million

Aston Martin Kuala Lumpur appears to be on a roll of car launches these past few weeks. First, there was the Vantage with a homage to a caped crusader and this was followed by a brightly coloured DBX. Now, Aston Martin Kuala Lumpur has launched its fastest production car, the beautiful DBS Superleggera, and it comes with a cool coat of green called Pentland Green. It’s a different name but it has a similar vibe as the classic British Racing Green as seen on many legendary British racing cars fro

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Dec 1, 2020

SA takes new Proton X50 on joyride, ends up in ditch

It is well known that there is a long waiting period for the Proton X50, last we checked it was 9 months! But imagine this, you’ve waited months for your new exciting new car to arrive and right on the day that it was supposed to sit under your porch you receive a phone call saying that the car has been totally wrecked on the way to you… This was what the owner of a particular X50 in Johor had to go through as the Sales Advisor (SA) appointed to deliver the car had taken it for a joy ride instea


Mar 12, 2021

Watch: Perodua Myvi brakes to 'kepochi' Bomba, causes an accident

A video of Bomba putting out fire on a badly burning car caught our attention recently, but it was not because there is a car on fire, instead it was what happened after that. A Perodua Myvi caused another accident on the highway as he slowed down to watch the Bomba put out the fire of the burning car. In the video, the person holding the camera was focussed on the burning car that the fire brigade was already working put out. But “auntie” unwittingly caught the accident between 2 Perodua Myvis


May 27, 2020

CMCO instated in 8 states, all other states move on to RMCO

The National Security Council (MKN) announced today that Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) will be reinstated in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Penang, Johor, Negeri Sembilan, Kedah, Perak, and Kelantan. CMCO will be in effect from 5 March to 18 March 2021. Meanwhile, Melaka, Pahang, Terengganu, Perlis, Sabah, and the federal territories of Putrajaya and Labuan will move on to Recovery MCO (RMCO) from 5 March to 18 March 2021. Previously, MKN has already placed Sarawak under CMCO until 15 March


Mar 2, 2021

General buying guide: 5 must-have features in a new car

It’s 2020 and while we still haven’t seen any flying cars whizzing around, it’s fair to say that the tech we’re getting in today’s cars has improved tremendously. Want proof? Here's a clip from an episode of Top Gear from 2005 featuring an orangutan and an S-Class. Fast forward fifteen years later and a lot of the tech seen in a large German luxury car that cost nearly a million ringgit at the time are seen in regular cars today like the Toyota Vios and even the humble Perodua Myvi. We are livin

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Jul 13, 2020

PDRM debunks Subang Jaya exit viral accident: No foul play here

Last week a video of a white car losing control and crashing into a barrier at a highway exit went viral. News then quickly spread that the cause of the crash was due to sabotage but the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) has since clarified that the accident was not caused by malice. According to the Subang Jaya district police chief, Asst Comm Risikin Satiman, the accident captured in the video is not a recent event but one that happened on July 17. Risikin clarified that the driver was attempting


Aug 17, 2020

Daihatsu to launch full-hybrid kei car in Japan in 2021, how will this affect Perodua?

Toyota’s compact car specialist subsidiary Daihatsu will launch a new full-hybrid ‘kei’ (mini) car within financial year 2021, reports Japan’s Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun. The business daily also added Daihatsu’s first battery electric vehicle (BEV) will go on sale on year later, in financial year 2022. Unlike mild-hybrids, full-hybrids can accelerate from standstill using electric power alone, thus offering a smoother driving experience in stop-go traffic. The stronger electric motor also delivers bet


Dec 29, 2020

6 states to continue CMCO until 14 April 2021; Interstate travel still not allowed

The Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) in 6 states will be extended for another 2 weeks. Penang, Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Johor, and Kelantan will observe CMCO from 1 April to 14 April 2021 while CMCO in Sarawak will start today (30 March) to 12 April 2021. All other states and federal territories will continue observing the Recovery MCO from 1 April to 14 April 2021.


Mar 30, 2021

Interested in a McLaren? The showroom awaits you at Glenmarie

The McLaren GT was launched in conjunction with the opening of the McLaren Kuala Lumpur showroom in Glenmarie. It is a 3S facility operated by McFarren Supercars and is at the moment, the brand’s sole retail presence in Malaysia. On the ground floor of the 420 square meter sales facility, prospective customers are able to customise their McLaren with the interactive car configurator. There’s a unique feature called the McLaren Window, which feeds live view into the McLaren Production Centre (MPC


Nov 9, 2019

How the Proton Saga went from RM 17,575 in year 1985 to RM 32,800 today

When the Proton Saga was first launched in 1985, a fresh graduate who earns a monthly salary of RM 1,000 can expect a reasonably comfortable life, even in the city. A bowl of noodle was just a little over a Ringgit, and a McDonalds burger would have cost just RM 3. A Nissan Sunny 130Y, the default car for middle-class families, retails for RM 19,500. Depending on how far along was one in his/her career, that’s about 1.5 years’ worth a young person’s salary. When the first Proton Saga was introdu


Sep 2, 2019

Myvi catches fire in the same location as fatal Bezza accident from a day ago

Another horrifying accident has been reported at the same location just one day after reports of a fatal accident between a Toyota Hiace and Perodua Bezza. A Perodua Myvi caught fire after it collided with a Proton X70 along Jalan Saujana Impian yesterday at around 8 am. Selangor Fire and Rescue director (JBPM) director Norazam Khamis told Harian Metro that their department received a call about a burning vehicle at around 8.30 am yesterday. Five officers and one fire truck from the Kajang Fire


Mar 9, 2021

What's the history behind Malaysian number plates?

The ubiquitous number plate. These little black and white boxes on every road-going vehicle may seem like a boring topic to explore but look beyond the regulative reasons behind them and they actually have a pretty fascinating history. What purpose does it serve? Simple, really. It's a result of transportation being more accessible, and the government needs a way to regulate and control the vehicles pootling around. They're useful because in the event of an accident or a crime, authorities could


Sep 13, 2020

Fan of Lewis Hamilton? Check out Mercedes-Benz’s RM3.5m luxury boutique in KL!

If there is a car brand that knows how to treat customers in luxury, it is Mercedes-Benz. Though Mercedes-Benz Malaysia (MBM) has secured the leading premium luxury brand status in Malaysia for years now, the brand is continuing their efforts to give customers the ultimate luxury experience as they introduced a brand-new shopping concept in the heart of KL. MBM knows the new concept as the Mercedes-Benz Accessories and Collection Boutique, the boutique will feature exclusive Mercedes-Benz design


Oct 6, 2020

Hyundai service centres now fully operational; warranty extension announced

Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) announced today that they have obtained approval from MITI to resume operations in their service centres in stages starting 20th April. As of today, all Sime Darby Auto Hyundai (SDAH) service centres have resumed operations. Like all other service centres officially resuming operations, SDAH will continue observing MCO protocols and will only be accepting customers with service appointments only. As part of their crowd control practice, only a minimal number of s


Apr 23, 2020

Next-gen Perodua Axia concept in 2021? It's very possible

Six years old - that's the age of the Perodua Axia. It doesn't feel like it, but the little A-segment hatchback has been trawling Malaysian streets since 2014. Which is why we think we could see its evolution sometime next year. Retrace the Axia's steps and you'll find that it has its roots in 2011's Daihatsu A-Concept, which premiered at the 2011 Indonesia International Motor Show (IIMS). The production version of the concept - Daihatsu Ayla - premiered at the 2012's IIMS and the car went on sa


Nov 23, 2020

Makcik Bawang amuses social media with their reaction to accident

We’ve seen plenty of accident videos, some can be horrifying while others would tickle our funny bone. One such video features a bunch of makciks (aunties) reacting to an accident between a Perodua Kelisa and Proton Wira has caught the amusement of the internet. Warning: Turn down the volume before playing the video. While gossiping away about their social lives, the aunties encountered a Perodua Kelisa who tried to cut through 3 lanes to make the turn rather than go straight. Ultimately, the Ke


Mar 24, 2021

CMCO extended in 6 states, Perak and Negeri Sembilan move on to RMCO

The National Security Council (MKN) has announced that the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) will be extended in Selangor, Johor, Kelantan, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, and Sarawak. Perak and Negeri Sembilan, previously also under CMCO will move on to Recovery MCO (RMCO). CMCO in Selangor, Johor, Kelantan, Kuala Lumpur, and Penang will be implemented from 19 March to 31 March 2021. Sarawak will observe CMCO from 16 March to 29 March 2021. All other states will observe the RMCO from 19 March to


Mar 16, 2021

Wapcar Morning Insiders (Oct. 2, 2019)

Today is Wednesday, October. 2 Local News The updated Mazda CX-5 2019 is now available The updated 2019 Mazda CX-5 is now available in Malaysia along with the new range topping 2.5-litre Turbo variant, which was previewed earlier in September. The new ranging topping 228 PS/420 Nm 2.5-litre turbocharged AWD replaces the 2.2-litre turbo diesel AWD variant. The lower range 2WD turbo diesel variant however, remains on sale. Alleged RHD Proton X50 caught on camera It appears that right-hand drive pr


Oct 2, 2019