Outrage as 12-year-old boy filmed driving huge fuel tanker by himself

A bizarre video appears to show a 12-year-old boy driving a huge fuel tanker around a garden and reverse it into a tight space without an adult in the cab to supervise him.

In the clip, filmed in Malaysia, the lad manoeuvres the fuel tanker in a yard before reverse parking it into a small space.

It is unclear if it had a full cargo at the time, but there are also several other tankers in the same yard.

The person filming says: “Look at our next generation. Twelve years old.”

While the boy grins behind the wheel, the cameraman says: “Look at our driver here!”



Police are investigating the incident, which is believed to have taken place in Rantau, Seremban, for suspected child negligence.

The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) confirmed the probe after the footage of the boy driving a tanker in broad daylight appeared on social media.

One upload of the clip by the Facebook group ‘Info Roadblock JPJ/POLIS’ has been viewed nearly 350,000 times.

Police spokesperson Mohd Said Ibrahim said the case is being investigated for abusing or neglecting a child in a manner that is likely to cause physical or emotional harm.



The massive truck may have had fuel in it at the time

If convicted, the parents could face a prison term of up to 10 years or a fine of 20,000 MYR (£3,700) or both.

Ibrahim said: “We have received a report on this and are investigating.

“The boy’s father is clearly negligent if he allowed his underage son to drive the tanker lorry.”

Meanwhile, a nine-year-old Malaysian boy was filmed driving his father’s car without permission in the same area of Negeri Sembilan earlier this week.

The footage shows the boy sitting behind the steering wheel as a resident asks who taught him to drive, with the minor replying that it was his dad.

At the end of the clip, the young lad speeds off in his father’s clapped-out Proton Saga.

The preliminary investigation found that the boy was driving his father’s car without his permission or prior knowledge.

A Facebook page said that the boy’s parents had been found and fined as the boy was their responsibility regardless of whether they gave him permission or not.

The parents will also reportedly be investigated for neglecting the boy.

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