Mat Rem­pit told to push bikes for 10km, per­form prayers

New Straits Times - - NEWS / NATION -

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

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