Red Proton Saga in Perak gets damaged by a buffalo


In Malaysia, we often come across a lot of unexpected incidents involving animals that go viral among social media users such as the Bomba who discovered an escaped crab that was mistaken for a snake and this stray cat in Subang with its own cute little kampung-style house.

Just last Friday, a car owner in Perak has caught the attention of netizens for sharing a viral video of a buffalo escaping his house after damaging his red Proton Saga. The man is now looking for the animal’s owner to seek compensation for the damages.


Buffalo escapes a man’s house after damaging his car


Buffalo leaves man's house after damaging his car
Video credit: Lang Mizan

On Friday, 10th September 2021, the Facebook page VIRAL PERAK shared a 20-second video of a buffalo leaving a man’s house after causing damage to his red Proton Saga.

The video was originally posted by the car owner Lang Mizan on the Facebook page WARGA KLEBANG IPOH, in which he said that he is looking for a buffalo owner in the Klebang Bistari industrial area to seek compensation for the damages.

In the short clip, he could be heard exclaiming “Adui” out of concern and regret, presumably because he left his main gate open, as he watched the buffalo on the porch standing right next to his car. When he approached, the animal escaped from the open gate.

Netizen Lang Mizan was shocked to find out the damages caused by the buffalo to his car – his car’s left side mirror was left broken and the fender, dented badly. The viral video has since garnered over 360,000 views with 3,400 reactions and 1,600 comments from netizens on VIRAL PERAK’s page.


Netizens advise the car owner to keep the main gate closed


While there are quite a number of netizens who found the incident amusing, there were also those who sympathised with Lang Mizan. Some advised him to always keep the main gate closed to avoid a similar incident in the future while others told him to seek compensation from the buffalo’s owner.

Facebook comment on buffalo damaging man's red Proton Saga
Image credit: VIRAL PERAK

Facebook user Sukir Hassan said that the most important thing to do to avoid such incidents is to ensure that the main gate is always closed. “Thank God, it’s just a buffalo. If it was a robber, your car would long be gone,” he wrote.

Facebook comment on buffalo damaging man's red Proton Saga
Image credit: VIRAL PERAK

Netizen Anne Arumugam too, suggested that the buffalo could have been lost which is why it entered his house. She also advised the car owner to always keep the main gate closed at all times.

Facebook comment on buffalo damaging man's red Proton Saga
Image credit: VIRAL PERAK

Meanwhile, netizen Kamarul Bahren said, “Find the owner of the buffalo and seek compensation for any loss,” seemingly suggesting that the animal intruded into someone’s house due to the owner’s carelessness.


Buffalo enters home and damages red Proton Saga


It’s indeed unfortunate that netizen Lang Mizan had to go through this incident when times are tough for most people. However, it’s a good lesson for him and everyone else to learn that main gates should never be left opened as this could lead to unwanted happenings.

At the same time, animal owners should also be more responsible in guarding their animals and ensuring that they are not causing unnecessary problems for others.

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Cover image adapted from: Lang Mizan and Lang Mizan

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