The making of lajak cyclists

Mustafa K. Anuar

Basikal lajak becomes an exciting temptation for youngsters, especially when they do not have anything, like a video game console, to keep them occupied at home, the writer says. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, April 27, 2022.

MANY images emerged on social media recently showing young people doing death-defying acrobatics on their basikal lajak (modified bicycles) as well as on cheaper motorbikes known locally as kapcai.

Such postings came to the fore following the recent court sentencing of a woman car driver to six years’ jail and a fine of RM6,000 for reckless driving.

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