Mat Rempit told to push bikes for 10km, perform prayers
LANGKAWI: Ninety-three Mat Rempit, aged between 15 and 28, were made to push their motorcycles for 10km and perform repentance prayers (solat taubat) at a mosque yesterday.
They were arrested during Op Samseng Jalanan, which began at midnight and ended at 7am yesterday.
Langkawi district police chief Superintendent Mohd Iqbal Ibrahim said the operation involved the Road Transport Department, the Langkawi District Religious Office and the Kuah assemblyman’s office.
He said the 81 men and 12 women were issued 103 summonses for various road offences.
“We seized 85 motorcycles. The Mat Rempit were ordered to push their motorcycles for about 10km to the traffic police station before they were asked to go to Al-Hana Mosque, Kuah, to perform repentance prayers. The mosque provided telekung for the female offenders and kain pelikat for male offenders,” Iqbal said.
In another operation in George Town, Iqbal said a traffic police sergeant suffered injuries on the knees and palms while attempting to detain a group of Mat Rempit.
Superintendent Mohd Iqbal Ibrahim