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The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) is currently investigating a traffic police officer for punching a motorcyclist during a roadblock on the Federal Highway yesterday. The video went viral on social media, and all sorts of responses have surfaced regarding the matter. (more…)

  • Another motorcyclist suffered a horrendous fate due to loose clothing.

  • A nurse wore her jacket backwards and it was tangled in the rear wheel.

  • She was saved by passersby who untangled her neck and administered CPR.

Despite countless accidents, there are still motorcyclists who choose to wear clothing too lose, or especially in this case, ride with the reversed jacket (turned backward).

We know, riding in this weather can get hot and wearing the jacket backwards with the zipper open allows for some cool air flow.

But stop and think about your actions as what happened here.

Caught in by the dashcam in a following car, the rider suddenly skidded out and hit the road.

But it was more serious than that. The nurse’s backward jacket was pulled into the bike’s rear wheel, which then wrapped around her throat and yanked her head downwards to the ground.

Passersby who stopped to help found her unconscious as the jacket was choking her. They worked furiously to untangle the jacket and performed CPR while waiting for the ambulance to arrive.

She is currently recovering.

In January this year, child had his wedged between the rear wheel and shock absorber when his loose jacket was picked up by the wheel. That was just six months after the country was shocked in June 2018 when a 5-year-old lost her arm. Another occurrence in July saw a 7-year-old who lost her leg . Go back a little further and you’ll find a 35-year-old man and his 65-year-old father crashed the motorcycle they were riding on. The former passed away.

These were all cases of loss of limb and life due to loose clothing.

Please stop wearing your jacket backwards and take extra precautions when you or your pillion is wearing loose clothing.

Gambar sekadar hiasan – Sumber imej: Sarawak Voice
  • Seorang Mat Rempit telah meninggal dunia manakala seorang ‘penonton’ telah mengalami kecederaan serius dalam satu perlumbaan haram.
  • Pihak PDRM kini sedang memburu dua orang ‘pelumba’ yang lain.
  • Video-video yang dipaparkan menunjukkan kemalangan dan keadaan sejurusnya.


  • A Mat Rempit died while a “spectator” was seriously injured in an illegal race.

  • The PDRM are now hunting for the other two “racers.”

  • The videos show the accident and aftermath.

A Mat Rempit killed another motorcyclist and injured another during an illegal race in Kota Bahru, Kelantan on Saturday (18th August 2018).

As shown the video, a large crowd had gathered to spectate an illegal race. Two bikes blew by followed by a third a few seconds afterwards.  The third bike then struck a pedestrian who had stepped onto the “track”.

The motorcyclist, Norazrin Azizan Abdul Aziz, 26, died while receiving emergency treatment at Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia (HUSM) in Kubang Kerian. The pedestrian, Mohd. Azhan Baharudin, 25, had both his legs broken and is now lying unconscious at the same hospital.

The Polis Diraja Malaysia (PDRM) are now hunting for the other two illegal racers. Bukit Aman Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department (Jabatan Siasatan dan Penguatkuasaan Trafik) Director, Datuk Sharul Othman Mansor said that the two were complicit in causing the death of Norazrin and bodily harm to Mohd. Azhan.

He continued, “The two motorcyclists are wanted for investigation under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987.”

Datuk Sharul made the announcement at a media conference codenamed as “Operasi Samseng Jalan (Operation Road Hooligans)” which he headed at Seremban last night.

The ‘sambung bayar’ practise is quite a regular thing among Malaysian motorist. Sambung bayar literally translates to “Continue Payment” in English, and this happens when a person is no longer able to pay his car or motorcycle loan, and somebody else steps up to continue payment for the loan while the car or bike remains in the original owners name.

This is risky business for the original owner as the person who continues his payment may just up and leave with the owner’s car or motorcycle. This has caused the number of individuals black listed by financial institutions to rise. So the standard practise is for the owner to take a deposit for the car or bike.

This has been happening for a while now, and the owner of the vehicle sometimes prefers the ‘sambung bayar’ method as he does not need to find someone to buy over his vehicle, which will take time while the owner continues to service the monthly payments.

It is so popular that there are entire Facebook pages dedicated to it, you can click here to view a page on cars available for sambung bayar, or click here for a page on sambung bayar motorcycles.

Well, the good days for those who practise sambung bayar are about to come to an end.

In an article published by Malaysian daily Berita Harian, it was reported that vehicle owners who give their vehicles away to a third party to service their loans without approval will be fined or jailed.

In a reply to a question posed by a member of parliament, the Malaysian Home Ministry has clarified that such practices is against the Hire-Purchase Act of 1967. In a statement issued to the House of Commons (Dewan Rakyat), it was stated that “Action can be taken against owners who pawn their vehicles or ‘sambung bayar’ to third parties without the bank’s knowledge and approval.”

The law is explicit – Section 38 of the Hire Purchase Act states that an owner who sells or leases their vehicle while the hire purchase agreement is in force can be sentenced to a RM3,000 fine or three years jail, or both, if found guilty.

So if you are currently riding or driving a vehicle that belongs to someone else while you pay the monthly installments or if you have let someone else service your loan for you, it will be a good time to return the vehicle as more stringent enforcement is on the way.

Read the original article by Berita Harian.


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