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An eventful year in Johor

IT was an eventful year in Johor, with some stories making headlines not only in the print, digital and electronics media in Malaysia but also at the international level.

Putting the brakes on ‘mat lajak’ menace

JOHOR BARU: A special police crackdown against the mat lajak (teenagers involved in illegal bicycle racing) menace has resulted in 91 modified bicycles being taken off the streets.

Cops: Mat Lajak stealing rental bikes

MELAKA: It started as an ambitious bike-rental project, but it almost immediately became a boon for the notorious Mat Lajak groups here instead.

Close watch on Mat Lajak menace

MELAKA: Cases of illegal bicycle racing or Mat Lajak, a menace in Johor, are now occurring in Melaka as well.

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.

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.

Parents must play a major role to stop Mat Lajak menace

JOHOR BARU: The illegal bicycle racers (Mat Lajak) problem is not just confined to major cities but also taking place in towns as well.

More educated but we’re losing our temper more easily


Woman in fatal crash with cyclists turns to crowd-funding for legal fees

JOHOR BARU: The 22-year-old saleswoman in the accident in Jalan Lingkaran Dalam here where eight "Mat Lajak" cyclists were killed in February is now turning to crowd-funding to foot her legal fees.

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.