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Despite protests and criticism from the public, the government will proceed with the closure of public roads for the purpose of allowing motorcyclists to race. In a report by The Sun Daily, Federal Territories deputy minister Datuk Dr Loga Bala Mohan said options are being explored by the ministry on how to ensure the event can be organised properly.

“We are also gathering input from all the comments and feedback given by the public on the event to prevent any mishaps or damage to any infrastructure,” said Loga. Local councils under the purview of the ministry are currently conducting studies to determine the best location and time to hold such events, added Loga.

“The road closure will be at the Federal Territories – Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Labuan – but time and location will be determined based on the findings by the councils,” he said. Loga was responding to the proposal by Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor in February to close certain public roads to allow motorcycle racing by illegal street racers on kapchais, commonly known as “mat rempit“.