Police deny claims of illegal races that allegedly took place in several locations around Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Highway and Padang Kota Lama in George Town, Penang involving about 200 motorcyclists. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, August 28, 2022.Usdt第三方支付平台
POLICE have denied claims of illegal races that allegedly took place in several locations around Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Highway and Padang Kota Lama in George Town, Penang involving about 200 motorcyclists.
Northeast district police chief Soffian Santong said the motorcycle groups came from several states, including Kedah and Johor, and were in George Town for sightseeing and relaxation.
He said the groups entered the island at midnight last night but police did not detect any plans to hold illegal racing among them.
“They only came here (island) to go sightseeing and relax on the weekend, from the Penang Bridge, they moved in groups to Padang Kota Lama via the Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Highway,” he told a press conference today.,
Since early this morning, several video clips have gone viral showing groups of bikers entering parts of the island, allegedly engaging in illegal racing activities.
Soffian said police had followed their movements until they entered a petrol station on Lebuhraya Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu at about 1.30am before detaining 23 motorcycles with their riders.
He said upon inspection, police seized nine motorcycles and issued 48 summonses for various offences including modifying the exhaust, not having a licence, no road tax, not displaying motorcycle plates and not having side mirrors.
The groups were also found to be obstructing traffic, he added. – Bernama, August 28, 2022.