The state police chief said the police have taken numerous initiatives to create more awareness among the public on the dangers of such illegal activity,
“I hope that no basikal lajak case will be reported in Perak.
“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 said after attending the state Police Contingent Headquarters monthly gathering at Jalan Sultan Iskandar yesterday.
On 29 Oct, 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, which took place on Feb 18, 2017, occurred around 3.30am with eight other cyclists 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 was conducted, when I was still the deputy police chief, I have always reminded our officers and personnel to steer away 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 any ill activities including illegal encroachment into a neighbouring country,” he said.
On Nov 1, a total of 190 police personnel members of various ranks were detained for drug abuse. It was reported that since the launched of the special operation, more than 5,000 police personnel were checked nationwide.