To ring in the new year, a large group of motorcyclists decided to congregrate at Pulau Langkawi.

However, the police didn't like the idea very much.

Nowhere to run

The Star reported that a total of 473 motorcyclists were issued summons for taking part in a convoy dubbed 'Langkawi Attack'.

The large convoy, made up of motorcyclists who came from Terengganu, Kelantan, Klang Valley and Johor, was met at the Dermaga Tanjung Lembung Port in Bukit Malut by the police as well as officers from the Road Transport Department (JPJ) on Thursday (30 December).

Langkawi OCPD Asst Comm Shariman Ashari told the news portal that a total of 1,200 motorcyclists were screened.

Summons were then issued to 473 motorcyclists for 606 traffic offences.

ACP Shariman said that the convoy made their way into Langkawi via the Tanjung Lembung jetty by using three ferry services from Kuala Perlis at 5pm, 9pm and 11pm.

"Upon inspection, a total of 473 motorcyclists were issued summonses, with the majority of them not having vehicle registration numbers and side mirrors.

"During the same operation, the JPJ also issued 104 notices to motorcyclists for various offences. A motorcycle was also seized. Another motorcyclist even replaced his registration number with 'Langkawi Attack #JB_MARI'," he was quoted as saying.

The convoy was then warned by the police to abide by traffic regulations during their stay on the island.

Well, guess that wasn't the way they wanted to kickstart the new year, but hey, if you do the crime, you do the time, right?

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