Rosmah reveals inspiration for Permata initiative to help 'Mat Rempit'

Modified 12 Aug 2017, 2:24 pm

The prime minister’s wife Rosmah Mansor has revealed the inspiration behind a Permata programme aimed at helping 'Mat Rempit' youths.

The patron of the child development and youth leadership initiative recounted that she became concerned about 'Mat Rempit' youths after she and Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak had difficulties sleeping due to illegal motorcycle races near the couple’s private home in Kuala Lumpur at night.

“Najib was grumpy, he said it was too noisy and he could not sleep, so from then on, I became concerned about this issue,” she said during the Permata Perkasa Youth Day programme in Kuala Lumpur today, as reported by Free Malaysia Today.

That is why, she said, she was moved to create the Permata Perkasa Camp with the co-operation of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) and the police...


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