M’sians Worried After Video Of Abang Polis Falling Asleep While Standing Went Viral, PDRM Explains

Internet users have been sharing a video of a police officer who appears to be dozing off while on duty.

The police officer, who wears a traffic police uniform is seen in the video falling asleep while standing in the middle of the road. It is believed that the officer was supposed to be controlling traffic.

m’sians worried after video of abang polis falling asleep while standing went viral, pdrm explainsPhoto via Facebook

The man who recorded the video can be heard calling for the police officer to try and wake him up, which he failed.

The incident, believed to have happened last Friday at the Uplands Roundabout  in Kuching, Sarawak. 

After the video went viral, the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) issued a statement on their Facebook page clarifying that they will monitor the officer’s health for further action.

“We would like to thank all the netizens who were concerned about our officer’s health,” they said. 

The video has since garnered over 257,000 views on Facebook at the time of writing. 

Netizens took to the comment section to express their concerns, “Be human and be kind. Stop your car and ask the officer if he’s okay.”

“He might be ill. Or he’s probably exhausted. There’s a lot of reasons why he would’ve ended up falling asleep while standing up. Please look into it,” one person commented. 

Kuching, 14 Februari 2023 - Kenyataan Media oleh YDH ACP Ahsmon Bajah, Ketua Polis Daerah Kuching berkenaan Tular Video Berkaitan Anggota Polis Trafik Dilihat Mengantuk Ketika Menjalankan Tugas.

Posted by Ibu Pejabat Polis Daerah Kuching on Monday, 13 February 2023

We’re glad nothing bad happened to the police officer. He looks very tired!