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No more bicycles for him, says dad of crash survivor

JOHOR BARU: Muhamad Fatoni Musrap will not allow his second son to ride his modified bicycle again after the lad survived a fatal incident that claimed the lives of eight of his teenage friends two months ago.

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.

What the teens think about the proposal

WE are the most unfree people in the world! We cannot work, we cannot drive, we cannot vote, we cannot smoke and we have to do exams.

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.

Datuk held over FB remarks on ‘mat lajak’ accident in JB

JOHOR BARU: A Datuk has been arrested over an alleged posting of offensive remarks about the recent “mat lajak” accident in which eight teenage cyclists were killed.

Novel way to help out

JOHOR BARU: A cycling group is calling on riders to donate or sell their bicycle gear to benefit youths.

Practise safety, advises man who cycles to work

PETALING JAYA: The safety of cyclists depends on their own behaviour while on the road, says a 40-year-old businessman who has been cycling to work every day since 2011.

‘Mat Lajak love the adrenaline rush’

JOHOR BARU: Teenage cyclists or Mat Lajak thrive on the adrenaline rush from riding along the city’s highways or main roads.

Expert: Teens like to follow their friends

PETALING JAYA: The feeling of wanting to try new things is one of the main reasons teenagers get involved in the dangerous Mat Lajak activity, said social expert Prof Datuk Dr Mohammad Shatar Sabran.

The prelude to ‘mat rempit’

PETALING JAYA: Modified frames, spruced-up handle bars, lowered front forks and safety brakes removed. These are some of the modifications done on bicycles used by school kids and teenagers in their dangerous mat lajak menace.