Penang cops put the brakes on illegal racing

GEORGE TOWN: Penang is now free from large-scale illegal racing activities organised by mat rempit (illegal motorcycle racers), due to continuous enforcement by the police and other agencies.

This comes after a tragedy on July 17, when five men were killed and two motorcyclists seriously injured in an accident involving several motorcycles and two cars on the Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway.

Penang police chief Comm Datuk Mohd Shuhaily Mohd Zain said there were currently only a few cases involving dangerous riding by motorcyclists who have been detained for further investigation, according to Bernama.

“There were two or three arrests (involving mat rempit) but it was more about them trying to show off their superman-like stunts. We will not compromise and police will apply to remand them,” he said at a press conference at the Penang police contingent headquarters here yesterday.

Comm Mohd Shuhaily also said Penang will be hosting the 26th World Congress on Innovation and Technology 2022 from Sept 13 to 15.

Following this, several roads leading to the location of the congress will be closed.

Some 4,000 local and foreign delegates, including Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, will attend.

Article type: free
User access status:
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

mat rempit , illegal , motorcycle racers , Penang


Next In Nation

Stay united and prioritise the nation, says Nga
Appointment of Ahmad Zahid as DPM a betrayal of Pakatan voters, says Bersatu leader
Khairy congratulates newly-appointed successor, hopes she will uphold excellent public health system
I am honoured to be part of unity govt under Anwar, says Ewon on new ministerial appt
Cuepacs, MEF say Cabinet line-up possesses credibility, ability to work hard
Improve laws and women’s rights, says group
Sabah housewife loses over RM500,000 in love scam
Being appointed DPM a recognition for GPS, Borneo bloc, says Fadillah
Khaled helms Higher Education Ministry for a second time
Anwar hopes to restore economic confidence through new approaches in Finance Ministry

Others Also Read