Cops: No 'basikal lajak' cases in Perak

IPOH: There are no "basikal lajak" or modified bicycles cases reported in the state, says Perak police chief Comm Datuk Razarudin Husain.

He said police were constantly reminding the public, especially parents, about the dangers behind such activities.

"We have our community policing in each districts and stations almost every week. Through the programme, we have alerted parents about this.

"In Perak, there are no cases reported on 'mat lajak' (youngsters who race or perform stunts on modified bikes) and hopefully it remains that way," he told reporters after attending the state Police Contingent Headquarters monthly gathering at Jalan Sultan Iskandar on Tuesday (Nov 5).

On Oct 29, a Magistrate's Court in Johor Baru ordered the release of a 24-year-old sales promoter who ploughed her car into a group of teenage cyclists, killing eight of them who were riding these modified bicycles.

The accident that took place on Feb 18,2017, occurred around 3.30am where eight more cyclists were hospitalised after the incident.

On a separate matter, Razarudin said police personnel in Perak have been reminded to stay away from drug abuse.

"Even before the 'Ops Blue Devil' special operation was conducted, when I was still the deputy police chief, I have always reminded our officers and personnel to steer from any immoral acts such as drug abuse.

"As a measure of precaution, we have a general roll-call at every police station. While some would have their roll-call once or twice a month, we also have police stations that would have roll-call everyday, such as Pengkalan Hulu police station.

"The purpose of the roll-call is to ensure no police personnel or officers are involved in ill-mannered activities, including illegal encroachment to neighbouring country," he said.

On Nov 1, a total of 190 police personnel of various ranks were detained for drug abuse. It was reported that since the launch of the special operation, more than 5,000 police personnel were checked nationwide.

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