Cops may charge young racers’ parents to curb Mat Lajak menace

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  • Sunday, 01 Apr 2018

GEORGE TOWN: Police are looking at charging the parents of young racers on modified bicycles commonly known as ‘Mat Lajak’.

Balik Pulau OCPD Supt A. Anbalagan said they were looking at using the Child Act to charge the parents of children aged below 12 in a move to curb this dangerous activity.

“We have rounded up 15 such racers, aged 10 to 15, over the past six months, and even fined some of them RM400.

“We will look at the act closely to see if action can be taken against the parents as they have to bear the responsibility for their children’s actions,” he told reporters after attending the Police Cadets’ 48th Anniversary gathering yesterday.

State police chief Comm Datuk A. Thaiveegan, who opened the event, said parents should always know the whereabouts of their children and what they were doing.

“How could you let such young children roam the streets in the wee hours of the morning?” he asked.

On another matter, Comm Thaiveegan said Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng would be questioned very soon on the singing and dancing to the parody mocking the Goods and Services Tax before a group of children, adding that the district police chief would handle the matter.

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