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Community 04 Aug 2017 | 12:00 AM Premium

Move to ban underaged cyclists at night

Mayor A. Rahim Nin said MBJB reviewed the existing laws to overcome the problem that persists despite the tragedy where eight teenage cyclists were killed after a car ploughed into them in February.

Nation 02 Aug 2017 | 5:36 AM Premium

JB council applies to ban teenage cyclists from roads during certain periods

JOHOR BARU: The Johor Baru City Council (MBJB) will submit an application to the Transport Ministry to ban teenage cyclists from utilising certain roads at certain times in a drastic move to stop the Mat Lajak problem.

Community 17 May 2017 | 12:00 AM Premium

Zulkurnain: Study needed for any action on illegal bicycle racers

ISKANDAR PUTERI: The state government has no plans to build a dedicated race track for illegal bicycle racers (mat lajak) as there are many aspects that need to be looked into and considered before proceeding with the project.

Community 18 Apr 2017 | 12:00 AM Premium

Education Dept: Tackling Mat Lajak menace in Johor an uphill task

JOHOR BARU: The Education Department is facing a problem in many schools when addressing social ills, including the Mat Lajak menace, because most teenagers will not tell on their mates.

Travel 16 Apr 2017 | 6:21 AM Premium

Is it safe to cycle on Malaysian roads?

How safe are our Malaysian roads for cyclists? Star2.com talks to the avid cyclists in our midst.

Nation 13 Apr 2017 | 4:14 AM Premium

Trial of driver in teen cyclists accident fixed for mention on May 17

JOHOR BARU: The traffic magistrate's court has set May 17 for mention of the case of a saleswoman allegedly ramming into a group of cyclists near the Mahmoodiah Muslim cemetery here.

Nation 09 Apr 2017 | 12:00 AM Premium

‘Mat Lajak’ continue with their cycle of danger

KULAI: The “Mat Lajak” seem to be a recalcitrant bunch. They are still gathering for night rides on their flimsy, modified bicycles but on the streets here this time, about 50km from Johor Baru.

Nation 03 Apr 2017 | 7:26 AM Premium

We’ll go after you too, cops tell parents of reckless teen cyclists

JOHOR BARU: Police will take action against the parents or guardians of teenagers involved in illegal night cycling activities.

Nation 03 Apr 2017 | 12:00 AM Premium

The ‘Mat Lajak’ are back on the road

JOHOR BARU: Even after eight teenagers lost their lives, the “Mat Lajak” in Johor are refusing to learn from the past. The cyclists are making a comeback on major roads around.

Nation 05 Mar 2017 | 12:00 AM Premium

Mat Rempit in training

The signs are bad – experts say the young Mat Lajak are very likely honing their bicycle stunt actions and racing skills for the ‘big league’. And they’ve got the research to prove it.