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Posted on May 19, 2009

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Istilah ‘mat rempit’ kini ditukar ‘samseng jalanan’

KUALA LUMPUR: Berkuat kuasa serta-merta istilah mat rempit ditukar kepada samseng jalanan, kata Ketua Trafik Polis Bukit Aman, Datuk Abd Aziz Yusof.

sumber: Berita harian (19 Mei 2009)

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MAT REMPIT

A Mat Rempit is a Malaysian term for ‘an individual who participates in illegal street racing’, usually involving underbone motorcycles (colloquially known as Kapcai) or scooters. Not all Mat Rempits are involved in street racing; some of them perform crazy stunts for fun, such as the wheelie, superman (lying flat on the seat), wikang, and scorpion (standing on the seat with one leg during a wheelie).

Mat Rempits usually travel in groups and race in bustling city centres on weekend nights. In recent times, Mat Rempits have been linked to gangsterism, gang robbery, street fighting, assault, vandalism, theft and bullying. Most motorcycles used by the Mat Rempits do not meet standard specifications, or have been modified extensively for greater speed, or just to make the exhaust noisier.

Additionally, some Mat Rempits do not have valid motorcycle licenses, do not pay road taxes, and ride stolen motorcycles. A growing number of housing estates have also been turned into racing tracks. It is estimated that there are about 200,000 Mat Rempits in Malaysia.

In some other countries, the term Mat Rempit is also used, but more to refer to one as a motorcycle lover or rider (Mat Motor), as opposed to an illegal motorcycle racer. Sometime the terms of Mat Rempit misused to refer any individual who rides an underbone motorcycle. Related to this is the Mat Konvoi, which claim to be the non-racing version of Mat Rempit.

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Violence

On April 2009, Malaysia’s Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan said that the Mat Rempit had become violent and brazen instead of just being a public nuisance. He said “We have to come down hard on the Mat Rempit who have started to become involved in robberies, snatch thefts and are even attacking innocent road users.” He also added that “Parents must be more responsible and should not allow their underage children to drive cars or ride motorcycles

Etymology

The word ‘Rempit’ came from the combination of ramp it (ramp the throttle). The definition of ‘Rempit’ in Kamus Dewan is menyebat dengan rotan in malay or whipping with cane. An alternative source of the word, ‘Rempit’, is derived from the noise made by a 2-stroke motorcycle. ‘Mat’ is a malay slang term to call or to refer to a person who usually is of Malay descent but usually used derogatorily.

KJ SAID:

Khairy Jamaluddin and Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim from Putera UMNO attempt to rebrand “Mat Rempits” as “Mat Cemerlang. The suggestion by Khairy that “Mat Rempits” should become the “Eyes and Ears” for the Malaysian Police Force.

jadilaa mcm bro nie....hehe!

jadilaa mcm bro nie....hehe!

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

Kedah considering circuit for Mat Rempit to race:

The Government of Kedah state is looking into the possibility of building a circuit for Mat Rempit to race and overcome the menace, saying another option was to create more job opportunities for them as most of them were jobless. Azizan said:

We will first study if the circuit in Kelantan has effectively curbed the menace

p/s: pasnie x leyh panggil Mat PiTT mat rempit lagi dah…. mat langgaq bley kot sebab tak der pengumuman resmi lagi, huhu! (gurau pitt, jangan marah naa…=p~)

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