A Mat Rempit Doing His Stunts

This is a Mat Rempit doing dangerous stunts on his underbone motorcycle (colloquially called the Kapcai). While there are plenty of reports about Mat Rempits being involved in gangs and street racing, some of them perform crazy stunts just for fun.

Last year, Malaysia's then 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 that the police 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.

Additionally some Mat Rempits do not have valid motorcycle licenses, do not pay road taxes, and ride stolen motorcycles.

Mat Rempits are normally single unemployed youths or those earning a living as dispatch riders, factory workers and the like who join gangs of Mat Rempits for a feeling of belonging.

According to a recent news report, a psychologist at a local university said that Mat Rempits had a higher level of hormones that led to aggressive behaviour.

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