Last week on Wednesday (31st August), people all across the nation gathered at Dataran Merdeka to celebrate Malaysia’s 65th Independence Day. Interestingly, there were quite a lot of interesting things that took place during the Merdeka parade that went viral online.
One of the highlights from the event was definitely the appearance of a group of firefighters, as they sent the crowd into a frenzy by flexing their muscles on top of the fire engine. Several videos featuring the Abang Bomba showing off their guns and interacting with the crowd have since gone viral on social media platforms namely Twitter and also TikTok.
One of the hunky “Abang Bomba”, Saif Ali, appeared in an interview with Gempak, to talk about his unexpected rise to fame following his appearance at the Merdeka parade. Saif, who’s currently working at the Puchong Fire and Rescue Station, revealed that he didn’t expect that the video would end up drawing the keen attention of many people, especially from netizens on social media.
“Praise be to God. I can’t deny that my followers have increased by 13k, as compared to the previous one. I didn’t really expect to go viral nationwide. With that being said, I would like to thank everyone who attended the Independence Day celebration on 31st August. I would also like to thank those who have shared videos of me in action on social media. Malaysians are very sporting,” Saif told Gempak.
The viral firefighter-cum-freelance personal trainer currently has a total of 34.5k followers on his IG. Check him out here. 😉