BMW cars for police? Photo stirs rumours on social media


PETALING JAYA: There is no truth to rumours that the police will start using BMW vehicles, after a photo showing the luxury vehicles with police markings was found to be making rounds on social media.

The photo, showing a fleet of BMWs at a parking lot with the word “POLIS” on the hood, the PDRM insignia on the side and light bars on the top of the cars, recently started spreading online and via WhatsApp.

Some social media users even asked if BMW’s distributor in Malaysia had scored a major coup by becoming the new supplier for police cars.

However, a quick check with the company dispelled such rumours.

“The cars were being prepped for the Le Tour de Langkawi.

“The cars are part of the 200 vehicles that we are sending for Le Tour de Langkawi. After the event, the fleet will be used for the local events around Malaysia,” BMW Group Malaysia head of corporate communications Sashi Ambi told the NST daily.

BMW is the official automotive partner for this year’s edition of the annual cycling endurance race which spans the peninsula.