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PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The menace of Mat Lajak - youngsters who ride modified bicycles and perform stunts on public roads, posing a hazard to road users and endangering their own lives - is spreading across Malaysia. Initially a trend in Johor and Melaka states, these dangerous joyriders have now been spotted in Penang, Selangor and Kuala Lumpur. Two of the youths were killed in an accident in Johor on Wednesday evening (Jan 10) when a car rammed into them while they were racing on the road, police said. "The accident caused the two cyclists to die on the spot while the two others suffered injuries," Pontian district police chief Superintendant Zakaria Abd Rahman. These joyriders first caught national headlines in February last year (2017) when eight teenagers were killed, and another eight injured when a car hit their bicycles at 3.30am on a public r...

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