Police nap illegal racers along Persiaran Kemajuan
There's illegal car race along Persiaran Kemajuan
in Subang Jaya every Sunday night.
There are also many spectators from all over Klang Valley who
cheer on for the mean men behind those souped-up Wira,
Honda, Proton Satria, Proton Putra and Proton Saga...
I may run the risk of being accused of insulting Kancil owners
if those transformed Miras are not given due recognition
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THE MALAY MAIL
Thursday, November 7, 2002
Seven illegal car racers nabbed
Azman Abdul Ghani
DESPITE having his right hand wrapped in bandages from a previous workplace accident, a 29-year-old man still had the cheek to take part in an illegal race last Sunday along Persiaran Kemajuan in Subang Jaya.
The unemployed man managed to make four laps around the ad hoc race track before he was arrested when making a ‘pit stop’ near a housing area at Section 17.
Petaling Jaya traffic police chief Deputy Superintendent Wan Aziz Wan Husin said checks later revealed that the man was also driving under the influence of alcohol.
The man was among seven illegal car racers nabbed in a five-hour operation from midnight on Nov 3 in an effort to cut down races held almost every weekend along the stretch.
Last month, it was reported that district traffic police arrested 18 racers in two operations in the area.
“Operations will continue until the problem of illegal car racing there is cut down,” said Wan Aziz yesterday.
He said 40 personnel from his department and the anti-narcotics division were involved in the operation.
the seven nabbed were aged from 18 to 29. The youngest was an 18-year-old college student from Klang.
“The student was found with traces of ganja when a urine test was conducted on him,” said Wan Aziz.
four spectators were also detained but many others fled when they spotted the police.
Wan Aziz said spectators was the main pulling factor for racers to continue racing along Persiaran Kemajuan.
“Almost every weekend, enthusiasts from all over the Klang Valley would gather along the stretch to watch the race,” he said.
In the race last Sunday, more than 100 spectators were said to be present. “These spectators were encouraging the illegal racers. When more people are watching them, the racers get more excited,” said Wan Aziz.
Wan Aziz said the cars seized — three Proton Wira, a Honda, Proton Satria, Proton Putra and Proton Saga — were sent to the Road Transport Department yesterday for further checks.
Last edited by jeffooi; 08-11-2002 at 07:10 AM.