Malaysia Canes Hoons

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer
malaysia canes hoons

Malaysia has launched a war on street racing, targeting its hoon-happy citizens. [ hoon: 1. lout: a lout or hooligan 2. speeding driver: somebody, especially a young man, who drives fast and recklessly.] Motor Authority reports that the Malay government has proposed a $1500 fine, five-year prison sentence and three-year license suspension for first time road racing offenders. The government threatens to send repeat offenders away for ten years, fine them over $3k and– just to make sure they learn their lesson and indulge S&M-oriented bureaucrats– smack them with a cane three times. The sentences cover all forms of road racing, but they're particularly aimed at Mat Rempits, the step-through scooter hooligans who tear-ass through the streets of the South-East Asian country. We've heard of tank slap before, but this is just ridiculous.

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  • Carzzi Carzzi on Apr 23, 2008

    BlueRat: Wheelies on scooters? Yes, it can be done on manual transmission scooters like the old Vespas... they had twistgrip 3-speed manual transmissions, and the kick from their 150-175cc two stroke singles was enough if you dumped the clutch just right.

  • Talldude07 Talldude07 on Apr 23, 2008

    Street racing with what? That's what I would like to know. I would love to see some videos of Japanese and Korean ricers going through those tiny streets and narrow passages.

  • BigOldChryslers BigOldChryslers on Apr 23, 2008

    Aside from the caning, this reminds me of the new "street racing" laws in Ontario.

  • Drifter Drifter on Apr 23, 2008

    Malaysia is one racist nation which is still to grow out medieval Islamic practices. What is troubling is that countries like this and China is rising into prominence thanks to their new found wealth.