GEORGE TOWN: A 16-year-old schoolgirl was slapped several times by her elder sister at the state police contingent headquarters here for being involved in illegal motorcycle racing.
The girl was among 112 Mat Rempit and pillion riders aged between 13 and 26 who were detained in an operation at Jalan Bukit Gambier in Gelugor from midnight till 3am.
Policemen and reporters were stunned when the elder sister, in her 20s, slapped her younger sister in front of onlookers at about 10.30am.
“You janji you akan bertukar! (you promised you’ll turn over a new leaf),” the sister was heard rebuking the girl.
Later, when the girl tried to salam (greet) her sister, the latter was heard shouting “jangan sentuh aku!” (don’t touch me!).
Earlier, the sister and her mother had pleaded with state public order and traffic chief Supt Wan Aziz Wan Husin to release the younger girl, who was a pillion rider.
She was also heard telling police that the younger girl had played truant from school.
The police also made the group push their machines for about 15km from Jalan Bukit Gambier to the headquarters at Jalan Penang.
The journey started at 4.30am and they took about three and a half hours to reach their destination.
The motorcyclists were allowed to rest briefly after every 2km. Many were seen huffing and puffing and were also drenched in sweat.
Supt Wan Aziz said 74 summonses were issued to the 73 Mat Rempit for various offences.
“We carried out urine tests but none of them tested positive. We will issue letters to their parents informing them of their children’s racing activities,” he said.
* I salute the police for making the group walk for 15km with their machines/ motorbikes. Serve them right! Well done PDRM!