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Kelantan to build track for Mat Rempit


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 1 May 2008

MAT Rempit in Kelantan will be allowed to show off their skills at a special track to be built by the state government soon, Kosmo! reported.

Kelantan Mentri Besar Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat said the track in Tanah Merah was not a waste of money.

“They (Mat Rempit) always make their mothers and wives worry.

“With the track they will have a proper place to express their feelings and show their bravery and heroics,” he said during the winding-up of the supplementary Budget at the State Assembly.

> Berita Harian reported that the army was in the midst of a study to raise the pension of about 3,000 retirees by between RM28 and RM1,000 a month.

Army Veteran Affairs director-general Mejar-Jen Datuk Zulkiflee Mazlan said the review was to offset the rising cost of living.

However, he said that the raise would only apply to former officers who had served for a short time but had either died or had to stop working due to health problems.

He said the results of the study would be submitted to the Defence Ministry by June.

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