Police shut down illegal street racing syndicate in Ipoh


A short-lived illegal street racing syndicate was shut down recently, following a police operation near Terminal Amanjaya in Ipoh. The “racing circuit” has been hosting races there on the weekends, attracting participants from as far as Penang.

During the 2am operation at Persiaran Meru 3, five men were arrested by the police for being involved in the race. The men, who were aged between 23 and 27 years, also had their modified vehicles impounded.

The vehicles included three Proton models (Wira, Waja, Saga), as well as a Honda and a Perodua Kancil. Besides the arrests, the operation also saw hundreds of spectators present at the scene being screened by police. A total of 154 vehicles were also checked by the police.

The screening conducted during the Perak traffic police and JPJ joint-operation, managed to reveal nine individuals with arrest warrants for failing to pay their outstanding summonses.

Ipoh deputy traffic chief Deputy Superintendent Mahiri Hussin told the News Straits Times that the police had acted on a tip-off, staking out the area before making their move. “Our investigations revealed that the illegal racing had been going on for the past two weeks,” he said.

Mahiri also detailed the simple mechanics of the illegal race – whoever was there would race each other. “Those who lose will have to pay for a full tank of petrol,” he added.

Mahiri also advised motorists not to partake in such races, as it endangers the lives of other road users as well as their own.

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  • Mat Rempit Culture Malaysia on Nov 09, 2015 at 10:50 am

    This is a big problem with the lazy people. Since everything in life is free, scholarships also free when you fail, jobs also available in Gomen despite being super incompetent and fail in exams, they tend not to have any goals to work hard and strife.

    So, they resort to lumba haram and rempit to pass time instead of studying hard or striving hard to improve their lives.

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    • Same L0rrrr on Nov 09, 2015 at 2:18 pm

      When gomen can’t afford them anymore, GST naik to 10% then.

      When they can’t keep the Proton survive, they impose more tax on foreign cars.

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    • Paaserby on Nov 11, 2015 at 9:59 am

      In the future we will become like Indonesia packed like sardins with useless and brainless people coz they focus so much on breeding on malam jumaat but did not provide them better education and job… End up everyday lepak in shopping centre, vaping, mengurat, buat seks rambang and if see Chinese rich then steal, rob and kill

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  • Jay Law on Nov 09, 2015 at 11:16 am

    FF for reals

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  • hot gas on Nov 09, 2015 at 11:37 am

    The prize being a full tank of petrol??? Gee… i guess that really shows how expensive our petrol is nowadays… lol

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  • old dog on Nov 09, 2015 at 12:15 pm

    bunch of sheet-hole cars gather together think they can become a bigger sheet-hole crowd…lol

    same mat rampit mind set instead of creating own value and boosting own productivity to the society

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  • WaJib on Nov 09, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    Keta murah je yg nak race ni…Myvi, Saga, Wira, Vivo..

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  • BigBalls on Nov 09, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    At least they kept their tradition of racing in locally made milo tin cars


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  • alex_in_the_house on Nov 09, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    meanwhile still no words on weekend karak sprint

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  • kancil with steel wheels also wanna race..? & honda city flowerhorn.. seriously..

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  • Kakakakakakaka on Nov 09, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    Ek eleh… Polisi ni wayang kuat la.. Satu negara sudah bertahun-tahun ade lumba haram… Satu year once wayang tangkap olang….

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  • Jambang tebal on Nov 11, 2015 at 1:04 am

    This is why I hate all this car clubs… Poyo lebih..

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    • Anti Rempit on Nov 11, 2015 at 10:44 am

      What about those rempit bikers ? Terrorise the roads like bapak punya jalan.

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