IPOH: Perak Police are intensifying their efforts through the Community Policing programme in tackling "basikal lajak" (modified bicycle) activities in the state.
State police chief Datuk Razarudin Husain said that although there were no cases reported of such activities in the state so far, the police are looking at the matter seriously because it has become a rage among teenagers.
“We are conducting community policing almost every week and I have also instructed all the district police chiefs to approach the community at their respective areas and remind them about the danger of such activity.
“This is because such activities not only put the cyclists at risk but also other road users,” he said.
Razarudin said this after attending the state police contingent's monthly assembly at the police headquarters, here, today.
He said community policing provided a more holistic solution as it focused on joint police-community ties towards crime prevention, promoting systematic partnership to address public safety issues.
Razarudin also reminded the members of the public to report any information on "basikal lajak" activities to the police.
He also warned that teenagers who were involved in the act could be arrested and their parents called to the police station.