Consumers Association of Penang

Giving voice to the little people...since 1970

Soft methods won't work with Mat Rempits

The Consumers Association of Penang is very concerned over a recent media report about the increasing number Mat Rempits with the potential to pose a threat to national security.

This concern is shared by the Traffic Division of Bukit Aman, especially since an increasing number of youths below the age of 15 years are getting involved with the groups. The situation has become increasingly critical of late with many Mat Rempits “graduating” to more heinous crimes such as violence, robberies and snatch thefts, rape and murder.