The Concept of Mat Rempit (Illegal driving in Malaysia)- A Study from Malaysia

Abstract

A qualitative study were implemented to shape again for getting idea about rempit (fast driving) by considering a group namely Mat Rempit (Illegal motor driving in Malaysia) . This study uses two interview methods. They are: interview individual and focus group interview. The first method involves 16 individual that have been involved with activity rempit (fast driving) from a school in Semenyih, Selangor and the second method focuses 3 individual groups charged under Section 42. The second method shows driving motor cycle precariously among the three states in Penang, Johor Baharu and Kuala Lumpur. Findings from interview carried out that researcher find out rempit can be defined as any collectively motor cycle competition activity (at least two persons). It engages in race. eg. Sprint or wipe which deep dived in physically acting challenge through chugs signal motor (ramp), speech or hand signal. An Mat Rempit is individual involved in this activity. This working paper would comment this definition with more detailed by formulating activity rempit comprehensively. This study implication will find the reason for researchers when making individual to consider Mat Rempit to enable and explore in target group which is given solution for future. It can make more accurately and not based on definition that is not clear.



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Mohammad Hannan Mia, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia

Paper Information
Conference: ACLL2013
Stream: Language Learning

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