Justice for bicycle rider

 

 

Last week, a significant number of bicycles were impounded by the DBKL. An article published in the News Straits Times online on 16 February 2017, entitled “Bicycle messenger claims DBKL damaged his RM3,000 ride” reported a story of a bicycle that was impounded by the DBKL. This is only one of the many bicycles that have been impounded by the DBKL in the recent week, which belong to working class people and migrant workers to who use their bicycle daily as their main mode of transportation.

http://www.nst.com.my/news/2017/02/213053/bicycle-messenger-claims-dbkl-damaged-his-rm3000-ride

In response to the recent events, a group of about 40 cyclists organized an action on 19 February 2017 to show collective dissent towards the actions of DBKL at the fortnightly car free morning event organized by DBKL. The actions by DBKL impounding bicycles effectively create barriers for people to reduce traffic and minimize their carbon footprint, and this creates a contrast between the green policy of DBKL and their actions. The cyclists chose to hold the action in conjunction with the car free event to exactly point out this hypocrisy, contrast, and problem.
The action began smoothly with no disturbance. The cyclists moved from Dataran Merdeka to Jalan Raja Laut, where two banners was hung by some of the cyclists. A group of plain clothed officers approached the group, and asked the group to remove the banner. This quickly escalated into a scuffle, and one of the person who was holding the banner, Bani was detained in the process by at least four plain clothed officers. He was handcuffed, and the handcuff was so tight that his wrists were bleeding. He was also slapped by an officer in the DBKL van on the way to the police station.
In the midst of the scuffle, at least five sustained light bruises, and some were deeply traumatized by the violence of DBKL officers in the scuffle. Almost all who asked for the ID and name, of officers were ignored. When asked by the other cyclists for the reason of his arrest, they were told that Bani was detained for disrupting public officers from performing their duty. The other cyclists were also intimidated, heckled, and booed by over 30 DBKL officers who stood in three rows next to the DBKL van.

Bani was released the next day with RM1500 bail.

We just want justice for our cyclist friends.

 

other article regarding this matter

http://www.bharian.com.my/node/251067?m=1

http://www.astroawani.com/berita-malaysia/galak-orang-naik-basikal-tapi-tiada-tempat-parkir-132942

the rude DBKL worker

BMX Story in Utusan Today!

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Get your Utusan newspaper today (6 August 2016) to see a cover story about BMX Flatland in Malaysia.

Thanks to Wawa for making this happen

The Curb BMX Video Contest

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It’s this easy

1. shoot a BMX street / park anywhere and wherever you like. (sorry no BMX flatland this time, maybe next time ya (^_^)v )

2. it must be a single rider / solo session BMX rider video. (because the prize is for one rider and one videographer only, you can have more people if you can share the prizes)

3. upload your video to youtube or vimeo, no longer than 3 minutes long. (it can be 30 seconds, 1 minute, 2 minutes 41 seconds, up to you. the maximum is 3 minutes)

4. send your video link to thecurbkl1@gmail.com with your name, phone number and video title.

5. last submission would be on 1st June 2016 midnight. (give us few days to see all the videos before we announce the winner on the 4th)

6. prizes will be given to the videographer and the rider at The Curb shop on 4th June 2016, Saturday (We gonna have a special video premiere on that day)

7. judges from sponsors will choose the winner based on editing creativity, content, uniqueness, style and tricks. (not so much on tricks, we are looking more on the style & creativity of making the video. but having good tricks will you a bonus marks)

8. any questions, let us know at thecurbkl1@gmail.com ( ask ask ask!)

8. grab your camera and start shooting now! (go go go!)

The Curb Vol.1 2015 Collection

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The Curb has just released their latest t-shirt collection for 2015.

 

The Curb “Drip” – RM50

The Curb “Pocket Parts” – RM50

The Curb “Live Fast” – RM50

The Curb “3D” Raglan – RM60

 

Come over the The Curb store located at 110A, Jalan Burhanudin Helmi, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (open 1pm – 9pm, everyday except Monday)

or contact +6 0126841441

Putrajaya Night Ride

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We went to street riding last weekend at Putrajaya. Couldn’t do much since almost all area pack of roller bladers.

But we just chill. The most important thing is we had fun riding and meeting with BMX riders.

 

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