KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 24 (Bernama) — Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar will discuss with Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor on the latter’s proposal to provide motorcycle racing tracks in the federal capital.
He said the meeting was aimed at obtaining detailed information on the proposal.
“I believe he has specific reasons when making the statement on the issue. I will listen to his views as it appears there is no end to the problem of illegal motorcycle racing.
“Despite the enforcement conducted, our youngsters are still engaging in illegal midnight racing, so I will meet the YB (Yang Berhormat) first,” he told reporters after a pinning of ranks ceremony for senior police officers at the Bukit Aman police headquarters here today.
On Monday, Tengku Adnan suggested providing motorcycle racing tracks in certain areas to meet the needs and interest of youths.
In another development, Khalid proposed individuals caught driving without licence and owners lending their vehicles to such drivers be charged in court.
“We do not want to compound anymore…Now, we will charge them in court as among the causes of car accident deaths and serious injuries are due to those who drive without driving licence.
“The proposal is necessary to teach them a lesson. We must be serious about that. We want to propose this law,” he said.
Touching on the controversial postings on Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s blog recently, the inspector-general of police said the police would record a statement from the former prime minister today, at an undisclosed location.
He said the police would be conducting investigations on Dr Mahathir, following several police reports lodged against him.