YOUNG CY­CLISTS COURT DAN­GER

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of young dare­devil cy­clists are do­ing stunts with their mod­i­fied bi­cy­cles on the busy Likas-Ta­man King­fisher stretch in Kota Kin­a­balu, Sabah.

A Ta­man King­fisher res­i­dent claimed the cy­clists can be seen in the area reg­u­larly be­tween the big round­about near Wisma In­nor­prise and Ta­man King­fisher.

They criss-crossed the road, obliv­i­ous to the cars around them, said the res­i­dent who de­clined to be named.

“None of them wore any safety equip­ment and the bikes look mod­i­fied.”

She said the chil­dren looked like they were in their early teens.

Com­plaints have also been lodged with the Kota Kin­a­balu po­lice as well as the Com­mu­nity De­vel­op­ment and Con­sumer Af­fairs Min­istry.

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Sabah Com­mu­nity De­vel­op­ment and Con­sumer Af­fairs Min­is­ter Datuk Jainab Ah­mad Ayid says the min­istry had alerted the traf­fic po­lice to con­duct the nec­es­sary op­er­a­tion in the Likas-Ta­man King­fisher area.

“They will mon­i­tor the mat­ter and re­port their ob­ser­va­tion to (the min­istry).

“If it is true these chil­dren are us­ing 'basikal nya­muk' (mos­quito bike), ac­tion will be taken in ac­cor­dance with the law.

“Per­son­ally, I worry that this prob­lem will be­come more se­ri­ous if the chil­dren con­tinue their ac­tiv­ity (cy­cling dan­ger­ously and us­ing mod­i­fied bi­cy­cles,” she said.

Kota Kin­a­balu po­lice chief As­sis­tant Com­mis­sioner M. Chan­dra gave an as­sur­ance that op­er­a­tions or pa­trols would be con­ducted in the vicin­ity.

PIC BY AVILA GERALDINE

Chil­dren on bi­cy­cles criss-cross the road at the Jalan UMS round­about in Kota Kin­a­balu.

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