Ku Nan's street racing proposal might be extended to East Malaysia

01 Mar 2016 / 17:50 H.

    PUTRAJAYA: The plan to provide motorcycle racing tracks in the city is still on the table, with the possibility of extending the proposal to East Malaysia as well.
    Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor said that the matter was among the issues discussed at a meeting with other Federal Territories Members of Parliament (MPs) at the ministry today.
    "I have discussed the 'Mat Motor' issues, and I want to solve the matter at hand," he said, adding that he is looking for a way to provide space to allow motorcycle racers to do what they are interested in.
    He said the move would also help tackle syndicates involved in illegal betting who use "Mat Rempits" for their own financial gains.
    Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng, who was at the meeting told reporters that no approval had been given for the idea as yet.
    "However, when we were discussing about this, Labuan MP (Datuk Rozman Isli) offered for it (Mat Rempit racing) to be held in Labuan," he said.
    The idea which was mooted by Tengku Adnan last month, met with criticisms from various quarters.
    Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said a detailed study on the matter, including traffic congestion and accident risk, needs to be carried out, while Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar was reported as saying that he would meet Tengku Adnan to discuss the proposal.
    Meanwhile, Tengku Adnan, who is also Umno secretary-general, said he has yet to receive a letter from Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on the latter's resignation from the party.
    When asked if Dr Mahathir's move would cause other members to leave the party as well, Tengku Adnan said: "In fact, each month we have an increase in membership, not a decrease."


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