MALAYSIA: A video capturing a delivery rider’s daring “wheelies” on the streets has taken social media by storm, sparking widespread concern among netizens.
The footage, originally posted on the Facebook page “Kementerian Netizen Malaysia” on 9 August, has garnered more than 568,000 views, swiftly spreading across online platforms.
Spanning approximately 42 seconds, the video portrays the rider executing the hazardous maneuver while securely balancing a delivery bag fastened to the rear of his motorcycle.
With a fearless stance, he skillfully performs the “wheelies,” navigating the nocturnal streets of Kuala Lumpur.
Netizens voiced a collective dismay over the video, with a multitude asserting that the individual’s actions imperiled not only his own life but also the safety of fellow road users.
Rider’s daring yet reckless video ignites online reactions
Numerous commentators have urged the relevant authorities to initiate an investigation into the incident.
Faiezatul, a concerned Facebook user, questioned the recklessness exhibited in the video and its potential to jeopardize innocent lives.
“While you may disregard your own safety, have you paused to consider the lives of those who share the road? Parents at will worried.”
Kelvin articulated his belief that the rider should face legal repercussions, contending that his actions have sullied the reputation of conscientious motorists.
“Apprehend him swiftly, and if proven guilty, subject him to the same peril he caused others – bound and drawn alongside a motorcycle. His behavior inconveniences commuters and besmirches the honorable reputation of responsible Grab riders.”
Another netizen urged service providers like Grab to implement stringent contractual stipulations for their riders, emphasizing the importance of road safety.
However, amidst the prevailing consternation, a subset of netizens adopted a more light-hearted perspective on the situation.
Ahmad injected a touch of optimism into the discourse.
“Consider an alternate viewpoint – perhaps the weighty delivery box compelled the front wheel’s levitation.”
While Wan contributed a playful remark, humorously advising those who order “rujak” to request the condiments and fruits separately, in jest implying that the rider might inadvertently combine them during transit.