The Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) Special Actions Unit (Unit Tindakhas) has received some very sexy upgrades in terms of mobility in the form of BMW R 1250 GS bikes. As part of the Bukit Aman Strike Force team, their main role is to perform the highest roles in the police tactical unit, including counter-terrorism. (more…)
The second stage of the MCO (Movement Control Order) which has started from yesterday until 14 April 2020 will see PDRM being stricter than ever. This warning was stated by Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, Minister of Defense, as there were still many folks disobeying the rules imposed during this difficult period of time. (more…)
The Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) warned that they can confiscate illegally modified motorcycles.
“Illegally modified” in this sense means motorcycles that are modified without having prior or proper permission. PDRM did not say what proper permission means, but one can assume a permission or homologation from the Road Transport Department Malaysia (JPJ).
The statement was issued by Bukit Aman Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department deputy director Mohd. Nadzri Hussain. He made a stern warning that the police will not hesitate to confiscate illegally modified motorcycles.
The attention falls on the Yamaha Y15ZR (some non-motorcycle media reported wrongly as “Yamaha 15ZR”) or better known colloquially as “Ysuku.” “Last time, motorcycles that were often modified were the Honda EX5 but not it’s the Ysuku. This is dangerous because these users like to modify the motorcycle for speed and it is not able to handle it,” said Datp’ Mohd. Nadzri.
The police are aware of this trend especially among the youth.
No one can doubt the model’s popularity which is good for the industry. But like what the cops said, we’ve encountered so many that were so thoroughly modified that they could tail superbikes easily. Adding fuel to fire, many of those caught in illegal races were riding Ysukus.
Sure, motorcycling and modifications are a way of life but if the objectives are to win illegal races and lord about being overtake big bikes, it’s not a lifestyle anymore. It’s a nuisance.
You have been warned.
The Royal Malaysian Police will carry out more operations to nab motorcyclists who have “discipline problems,” including not utilizing the motorcycle lane.
The police added that this wasn’t the only problem as they have stopped many motorcyclists who ride without (or expired) license and motorcycle road tax. They even arrested a rider who has 23 outstanding summonses and 9 arrest warrants to his name, besides not owning a riding license.
Additionally, the police issued 162 summoses within a two-hour period in just one traffic operation two days ago.
Indeed, this writer personally witnessed the recalcitrance of motorcyclists who chose to ride on the main highway instead of the motorcycle lane during a recent Hari Raya safety campaign at the Bukit Jelutong Toll Plaza. A number of riders chose to u-turn against oncoming traffic while others squeezed past cars, busses and trucks at the booths.
While we understand that the condition of motorcycle lanes isn’t exactly conducive to riding, we are required to use it by law. However, we implore the authorities to pay attention to provide a safer environment to motorcyclists, instead of going after silly policies that serve no purpose other than riling public anger.
Source: Sinar Harian
The Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) has denied that they have drafted the Benelli TRK 502 into service.
Pictures of a Benelli TRK 502 resplendent in PDRM markings were making rounds on the internet. Additionally, it is equipped with police regalia such as sirens/loudspeakers and strobe lights. There appears to be no CB radio, however.
Director of the Strategic Human Resources and Technology at Bukit Aman, Datuk Sri Tajudin Md Isa said that PDRM has yet put any new bike into service. “I confirm that the motorcycle does not belong to the Royal Malaysian Police.”
Conversely, he added that, “The motorcycle may be used for testing.”
The PDRM currently has six types of motorcycles in service. They are the Honda CBX750P, Honda VFR800, Honda ST1300, Kawasaki Ninja 300, Kawasaki KLX250 and Kawasaki Z250.
The fleet is being used by the Department of Traffic Investigation and Enforcement (Jabatan Siasatan Trafik dan Penguatkuasaan), Motorcycle Patrol Unit (Unit Rondaan Bermotosikal) and Special Operations Command (Pasukan Gerak Khas).
We hope that the bike is legit i.e. being tested by the police. Otherwise, please refrain from dressing up your motorcycle to mimic that of the police.
Source and pictures: Info Roadblock JPJ/Polis
PDRM caught the Singaporeans bikers who taped up their bikes’ number plates yesterday.
PDRM showed a radar gun picture of a Suzuki Hayabusa travelling at 253 km/h, although they did not specify where the group was stopped.
Another picture of a PDRM highway patrol car stopped in front of the motorcycles outside a petrol station shop. The bikers were seen taking selfies and smiling nonchalantly.
The next set of photos saw them paying up their summons at a PDRM payment counter. We assume they were escorted to the nearest police station.
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun confirmed that the group were Singaporeans and the dashcam video was caught in Johor Bahru. “We have taken action against those bikers involved, regardless if they are locals, what more foreigners,” he added during a media press conference yesterday.
The Royal Malaysian Police had set up roadblocks and speed traps on Malaysia’s main highways and roads in conjunction with the Chinese New Year. Major celebrations in the country always sees the exodus of thousands of Malaysians to their hometowns and holiday destinations. So, it was foolhardy to pull such a “trick.”
This unruly bunch were lucky they didn’t get involved in accidents and causing even more difficulties to highway users during this busy time.
In any case, well done, PDRM.
All pictures: Info Roadblock PDRM/JPJ
A total of 60 senior officers and officers of the Royal Malaysian Police (Polis Diraja Malaysia) took part in an outreach event called Kembara Polis Diraja Malaysia (PDRM) at the MyTown Shopping Centre yesterday.
The outreach program was an initiative to bridge the gap between the law-keepers and the general public in building a cooperation to combat crime.
Kuala Lumpur Police Chief, Datuk Seri Mazlan Lazim said that the program sought to increase public awareness about criminal activities besides providing an opportunity for the public to voice their thoughts regarding security issues.
The ride began from the Kuala Lumpur Police Headquarters before making a total of seven stops including Dataran Putra at Putrajaya, Pusat Aktiviti Warga Emas (PAWE) Cheras, Restoran Pelita Ampang, Majid Al-Firdays Segambut Luar, Pasar Borong Selayang, KL Sentral and ending at the MyTown Shopping Centre.
It is also hoped that the program will spark the Merdeka spirit, prompting Malaysians to fly the Jalur Gemilang during National Day.
“We hope that the public will support us in this unique program,” said Datuk Mazlan.
Source: Utusan Online. Pictures: Sep Irran