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.

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