This piece of news is nothing new:
(THE STAR) - Many people detest the Mat Rempit because of crimes associated with this group of bikers, and people are now incensed as they are getting more brazen.
Just last Thursday, some 20 Mat Rempit surrounded Kattryn Eng’s 23-year-old daughter, who is deaf and mute, at a petrol kiosk in Subang Jaya at 7am.
They slapped and kicked her daughter before running off with her bag, in the presence of other patrons and attendants.
“My daughter could not even call for help. I am really devastated that such an incident could happen. When my husband brought my daughter to the police station, there were two other parties making similar reports,” said Eng, 57, a travel agent. (Read Eng’s account in the letters page – N30.)
She considers the Mat Rempit a “dangerous nuisance” and insisted that police act before this group became even more daring.---------------------------------------------
But here's a recap of another news article to put a little perspective on things :
Azeez: Expect PR defections in Kedah
Azeez, the ex-Putera Umno chief, also said that although he was now in the supreme council, he would defend Mat Rempits if they were in trouble.
Azeez told the 200-strong crowd of mostly Malay Malaysian men: "Go ride your motorbikes around town until midnight tonight, and until 5pm tomorrow, not to scare people but to raise their spirits."
Several other local Umno Youth leaders repeated to the youths present: "Follow the law, but if the police give you a hard time just give us a call."
And people wonder why these rempits are becoming more brazen by the day?
Do people seriously expect UMNO's enforcement wing - the PDRM - to be unleashed on UMNO's precious Red Guards?
Also, with the Rempits set loose upon society with the blessings of UMNO, are we now seeing an insidious UMNO enforcement arm being formed? Is there a covert pattern to such random violence? I have a few theories but I'd rather not say until the pattern becomes more obvious.
But in the meantime, it is clear enough to say that the right-thinking, law-abiding rakyat have been left alone to fend for themselves. It is obvious that there is no law and order anymore in Malaysia - it's the law of the jungle all the way.
From the way the Constitution is being ripped apart in the Federal Court, to the selective prosecution of the MACC & PDRM, to the official protection of criminals (even at the highest echelons of power), to the cover ups of murder and abuse of suspects in police custody, to the blatant corruption and abuse of power in all levels of society - is it any wonder that our country is in the pits?
I mean "bapak borek, anak rintik", "leadership by example" and all that jazz, right?
And here's a short video that casts some perspective on why I call these Mat Rempits UMNO's Red Guards. I'm sure you will have no difficulty drawing the parallels between these two groups - they are obvious enough. Even the words used to justify them are similar!
Take care people. Be very careful. You're on your own...