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63 SPM Candidates Fined For Taking Celebration To The Streets After Last Paper

A total of 92 summons were issued for various offences under POL. 257.

Cover image via Kosmo! & Amir Mamat/Harian Metro

63 Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) candidates in Melaka landed in hot water after they were found celebrating the end of their examinations on the streets

According to Harian Metro, the incident took place on Wednesday, 4 March.

Police had carried out a Special Ops (Exhaust modification and monitoring of SPM candidates) at Jalan Pantai Puteri dan Dataran Klebang for about five hours from 3pm to 8pm.

While speaking to a reporter, one of the candidates said, "We have been granted independence, we have finished the exams. Today we want to enjoy a little."

A total of 92 summons were issued for various offences under POL. 257

Melaka State Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department chief Supt Hasan Basri Yahya told Sinar Harian that out of the total, 21 cases involved individuals who failed to display probationary licence plates, 17 cases involved incomplete vehicle component, and six people were fined for modification of exhaust.

He added that other offences include modification of vehicle components, failure to wear a helmet, as well as riding without a valid license. Police also confiscated 14 motorcycles.

Image via Sinar Harian

All of the SPM candidates fined are 18 years old and police said that this is a reoccurring incident

"This incident has happened in 2019 and we were ready to patrol the targeted location before tracking down the group of students," Hasan Basri Yahya said.

Previously, hundreds of SPM students were seen revving their motorcycles around a traffic light junction in Klebang, Melaka, disrupting the otherwise quiet neighbourhood:

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