Strict law necessary to curb ‘basikal lajak’

KUALA LUMPUR: A strict law is needed to check basikal lajak activities, said Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Mazlan Mansor.

“We need a strict law for this issue which can affect public order and wellbeing. We are looking at the provision of the law and the best method which can curb this activity,’’ he told reporters
yesterday.

On Monday, Bukit Aman Department of Investigation and Traffic Enforcement (JSPT) director Datuk Azisman Alias said parents of children involved with basikal lajak which resulted in mishap could be acted against under Section 33 of the Children’s Act 2001. They could be fined not exceeding RM20,000 or jailed not more than five years or both if they were found guilty under the law.

Azisman said 116 bicycles were seized in 13 operations from Jan to Oct with 26 locations identified as basikal lajak circuits involving eight states, namely Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Selangor, Pahang, Perak, Johor, Kelantan and Sabah. – Bernama

‘Basikal Lajak’