Sunday, October 18, 2009

Mat Rempit

According to Wikipedia, mat rempit is a Malaysian term for 'an individual who participates in illegal street racing'. They're the one who perform those stupid and dangerous stunts with their beloved motorbikes and the source of the 'vroom vroom' noises. Usually, they often come in abundances, conquering the side roads, vroom-ing, while waiting for the right moment to just blast off on the street late at night.

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Yesterday night, or more accurately, this morning, somewhere around 2 am, after our yum cha session, me and my friends were heading back to our hostels, planning to have some good night sleep. As we were heading to the RST gate at Gambir Road, the unmistakeably 'vroom vroom' sound and the huge cluster of human beings gathered at the junction signified the beginning of their night activities. We tried to cross the junction but there's a gang blocking the junction. The presence of the traffic light at the junction served no purposes as even it's green on our sides, there's still those idiotic mat rempit vroom-ing past us. In the end, we decided to U-turn back and went to crash at our friend's house around the area.

All of us were wondering the same question: Where's the heck are the police forces? We paid our taxes to the government which in turn become their salaries, so, technically, we paid their salaries. OK, so it's our parents who paid their salaries but...you get what I mean. It's ain't the first time they have such illegal racing along that road. Many times had we seen such activities, especially Saturday's nights.

Another thing I don't understand is, how can the mat rempits can be so irresponsible? They risked their lives for what, a second of thrill? Do they ever think about their families who were most probably worried sick for their safety???

While searching through Wikipedia, I came across this:

Kelantan to build track for Mat Rempit

Kosmo! reported that Mat Rempit in the state of Kelantan will be allowed to show off their skills at a special track to be built by the state government soon. The government of Kelantan Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat said the track in Tanah Merah was not a waste of money. “ They (Mat Rempit) always make their mothers and wives worry. With the track they will have a proper place to express their feelings and show their bravery and heroics ”

How accurate that piece of article, I have no idea but the notions of building a circuit for this purposes is like telling them, "Hey, mat rempit, keep up with your good works and to reward you, here's your own circuit. You can now die in this track specially built for you."

Malaysia is going downhill, I have a feeling. Maybe it's time to migrate...

p/s Don't bother trying to call the polices. They just hang up your calls. This comes from experience.

8 comments:

Dylan Phuah said...

hidup malaysia! LOL

erictbk said...

you see, there it goes another coutry's "traitor"?? horh????? XD

tarak hope lar malaysia..

成亿 said...

dylan: sememangnya hidup malaysia...haha

eric: wat traitor??? just a normal citizen telling his point of view about his country...and all of it is true you know...

kpy said...

Really??? The police hang up on you? Did you try it before? What did you want to report? lol

Haha I want to migrate also...Singapore's nice...it's SO CLEAN!!

manglish said...

hahhaha......totally get what u mean.....especially on the track in kelantan, do you know that Khairi the UMNO youth head once said they should not reprimand these rempits instead they should like duno educate or something lar....sometimes i wonder wat these ppl are thinking like the time when the terrorist nordin was executed in indonesia, they said it;s a pity they didnt get the chance to transform him wor...ya indeed into someone more invicible....swt!!!

Kris said...

wow....that's terrible, street racing is so very dangerous! and I think that circuit is such a horrible idea, but people make a sport out of dangerous things all the time, sigh~...but the police need to get better/more active!!!

jackychan said...

haihzzz hai kam ger la...
what to do wo

成亿 said...

kpy: of cz about the mat rempit la...i called on that night, trying to be a good citizen, but apparently, they don't need one...

manglish: yea, according to wiki, khairy wanted to change the name from mat rempit to mat cemerlang...when that happened, then, malaysia really cemerlang, gemilang, terbilang...

kris: here, the motto of the police forces is bersih, cekap, amanah which roughly stands for free from corruption, efficient, and dedicated...well, i guess you can't trust it anymore...

jacky: true true...better get used to it...