|The Star 31 Aug 2012|
We call the mat rempit nyamuk because they sound exactly like a bunch of annoying mosquitoes when they take off on their kapcai in the wee hours of the morning on our roads in a sad imitation of super bike racing, causing not only a nuisance to themselves but a mortal danger to innocent road users and motorists.
Rightly, Malaysians have little sympathy and respect for them. And we least expect them to be crime busters. But apparently the honourable minister has oodles of respect and admiration for the pests.
Hishammmuddin Hussein did not say how the mat rempit would be used to combat crime and this may not be surprising because he probably does know what he is talking about.
He had merely been quoted to have said that the idea of using mat rempit as crime busters was an out-of-the box thing.
Sure, when you are not sure whether an idea makes sense or not, it is out-of-the-box as in out of any idea of what to do.
I have one not out-of-the-box idea on how to put mat rempit to good use. Since they love smoke and din, they should be recruited into the anti-dengue fogging team. That will provide them all the high they crave for smoke and din and at the same time be doing some good at last!