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Malaysia mulls law to clamp down on travel racers

JOHOR BARU: Malaysia’s Home Ministry has due new laws to quell anti-social behaviour, especially a “mat rempit” (illegal travel racers) menace.

Deputy Home Minister Nur Jazlan Mohamed, pronounced on Saturday (Feb 3), military would have a management to catch or take movement opposite those causing trouble or bother to a open with the new Anti-Social Behaviour Act.

“The laws on anti-social poise is not a curfew order. (In fact,) a military have carried out their responsibilities really well. However, military will have some-more powers to take movement opposite pad rempit groups with a introduction of a laws.

“At a moment, movement can usually be taken when a pad rempit has committed an offence. With a Act, a military can take movement to boot a groups and detain those who are still stubborn,” he told reporters after attending a Pulai parliamentary subdivision polling day make-believe during Taman Bukit Indah.

Nur Jazlan, who is also Pulai Member of Parliament, was commenting on a matter by a Sultan of Johor Ibrahim Iskandar on his annoy with a organisation of pad rempit for branch a widen of Jalan Pantai Lido in front of a Sultanah Aminah Hospital (HSA) as an bootleg racing venue.

He pronounced a proposal, that was still during contention level, came into a design following an collision that claimed a lives of 8 teenagers final year.

“The pad rempit groups also engage minors, whereby military do not have a management to detain them. With a laws, a military can take movement opposite relatives who concede their children to get concerned in such activities,” pronounced Nur Jazlan.

In a matter posted on Facebook, the Sultan of Johor pronounced he perceived countless complaints, quite from HSA patients about excited nights due to a sound entrance from a motorcycle engines when pad rempit groups raced late during night.

Sultan Ibrahim also urged a military to take unrelenting movement opposite a bootleg racers.

Meanwhile, Johor military arch Mohamed Khalil Kader Mohamed pronounced military would go all out to moment down on a groups and their prevalent bootleg racing activities.

“The pad rempit threat is not usually function in Johor though also in other states … Now, they have incited ‘sensitive’ areas like hospitals and schools into racing venues that they do not have any honour (for people).

“They should know some-more and be wakeful of these places. They have crossed a line and we (police) will not concede during all,” he pronounced when contacted by Bernama.  

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