How many of us still remember the sense of elation that we experienced at the very moment that we completed our final Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) paper? For the past year, your entire teenage life had been leading up to that very moment, and after grueling nights spent studying and sitting through multiple seminars to awaken your ‘inner tiger’, you did it! SPM is now behind you.
SPM students celebrate end of exams by riding in motorbike convoy
As is tradition for SPM students who have completed their final papers, you can expect some of these rowdy, excited teenagers to pull some truly crazy stunts for the sake of creating some truly lasting memories. And in the case of one recent group of students in Johor, they may have bitten off a little more than they could chew when celebrating the curtain-call for their SPM examinations.
Instead of going out for lunch and hitting the town together, or taking a short getaway with friends before college applications began, a group of students in the town of Kluang, Johor decided that they would take their festivities up a notch by… organising a motorcycle convoy.
In a video that was shared by community Facebook group Aku Budak Kluang, the students proceeded to load up onto their motorbikes after completing their final SPM paper before ripping through the town’s streets in a sizeable entourage, many of whom were still visibly seen wearing their school uniforms.
However, their convoy soon caught the attention of the authorities as they found themselves suddenly being chased by a police patrol car!
Netizens are amused, but the authorities are less so
The clip, which has since gone viral, has led to many amused reactions from netizens.
“It’s okay kids, when you’re done with school enjoy it as much as you can. When you enter the workforce, you’ll realise how tough life is.”
“It’s okay kids, rarely do members of the police escort SPM kids. But make sure that you all have your licenses and your urine tests come back clean. Otherwise, you may wind up becoming a temporary ‘police officer’, but you’ll be working behind bars.”
“The policeman was just doing his job, I’m sure he understands and didn’t try to chastise the kids. I didn’t even hear him giving out any instructions. Just wanted to make sure that the kids understand that they have to be careful, and don’t repeat their wrongdoings again.
Good work, PDRM, educating without hate.”
But it would seem that the police are in fact taking the matter pretty seriously, as according to Malay daily Kosmo!, Kluang Regional Police Chief Deputy Superintendent Abdul Razak Abdullah Sani said that the group is now currently being investigated under Section 42 (1) of the Road Transportation Act 1987 for dangerous driving.
“Firm action will be taken against them to ensure that the laws are followed at all times, and anybody who breaks them will be held accountable without compromise,” he said.
A few individuals from the convoy have already been identified by the authorities.