Mariam Mokhtar on JB Mat Basikal tragedy

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Driver was acquitted and discharged and is now charged again. Why has no one charged the parents?

On 28 October 2019, 24-year-old sales promoter, Sam Ke Ting, was acquitted of driving recklessly, before a road accident which resulted in the deaths of eight teenagers. The accident happened at Jalan Lingkaran Dalam, in Johore Baru, at 3.20 am on 18 February 2017.

Today, in the Johor Bahru High Court, Judge Shahanaz Sulaiman, ordered Sam to enter her defence. The decision was made after finding that the prosecution had made a prima facie case against Sam, thus setting aside the Magistrate’s Court’s earlier decision to acquit and discharge her.

The dead teenagers are Mohamad Azrie Danish Zulkefli, 14; Muhamad Shahrul Izzwan Azzuraimie, 14; Muhammad Firdauz Danish Mohd Azhar, 16; Fauzan Halmijan, 13; Mohamad Azhar Amir, 16; Muhammad Harith Iskandar Abdullah, 14; Muhammad Shahrul Nizam Marudin, 14 and Haizad Kasrin, 16.

I have this nagging suspicion that if the authorities severely punish the parents, Mat Basikall’s may disappear from our roads. Lax leaders, lax parents.


  1. These teenagers on their modified bicycles, were racing illegally on public roads at 3am? What happened to parental control?
  2. Don’t their parents know their whereabouts?
  3. There are hundreds of teenagers loitering around at night, from the footage shown. What happened to responsible parenting?

Start at the beginning

Religious men have ‘corrupted’ the Malay mind, so that he is unable to accept any hard truths.

When you tell Malay parents to practise family planning, they will say, “Children are a gift from God”.

If children are a gift from God, why does the child, or parent, treat his life as a cheap, worthless commodity?

When you tell the Malay that driving recklessly may cause an accident, he will say, “If it is God’s will, then so be it”.

What a pity that the hadith, “Seeking knowledge is obligatory upon every Muslim”, which when combined with the opportunity to correct one’s sins and mistakes to improve oneself, is lost on the Malay. Why are so many Malays recalcitrant?

An accident waiting to happen

The bicycling tragedy in Johor Baru was an accident waiting to happen. The police have tried unsuccessfully, on numerous occasions, to disperse the cyclists. The boys on their modified bikes quickly disappear at the first sign of a police car.

Mat basikals grow into Mat Rempits.

Malay leaders are too slow to accept responsibility and reluctant to be firm

The nation is falling apart because we do NOT have Malays who are fit to be leaders. None from the ulamas, the elites, the political class, the academics.

We only have Malays who excel at stealing, lying, fornicating, and all of them have huge egos.

Charging Sam again, appears to be a political vendetta. This is revenge politics because G-15 is around the corner and some politicians want to keep the Malay voters sweet.

This is not justice. – Rebuilding Malaysia