BUKIT KAYU HITAM: The ‘Keke Challenge’ craze is undoubtedly sweeping across the globe, but here in Malaysia, the Road Transport Department (RTD) is not exactly dancing with delight.
Instead, the RTD has issued a warning to Keke Challenge wannabes: Be prepared to get fined if you’re caught doing it illegally.
RTD director-general Datuk Seri Shaharuddin Khalid said the department will not hesitate to take action against anyone who breaks the law in their bid to do the challenge.
He said the department will be studying the relevant legislation to act against anyone, especially youths who perform the challenge on roads and highways, to the point of endangering others.
“This is not allowed. If anyone is found to have broken the law and endangers other road users, we will definitely act.
“It’s not just the RTD. The police will also issue summonses to those who commit these acts to the extent of breaking the law,” he said.
Shaharuddin was speaking to reporters after conducting a visit to the Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) Complex in Bukit Kayu Hitam on Saturday.
The Keke Challenge involves participants jumping out of cars and dancing (and miming) to the tune of Drake’s ‘In My Feelings’.
The craze, started by comedian Shiggy, has since become a fad after a video of him doing the dance garnered more than five million views in a short span of time.
Numerous other celebrities, including the likes of Will Smith and Ciara have since jumped on the bandwagon and shared their own versions of the challenge.