Monday, December 08, 2008

Police to Race Against Other Drivers

Malaysian policemen are a lucky lot as they will have the opportunity to drive the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution on the roads in weeks to come while test drives are being conducted.

* Engine Type: 2.0-liter (1,998 cc) turbocharged inline-4, aluminum-alloy block and head (4B11)
* Valvetrain: DOHC, 16-valve with Mitsubishi Innovative Valve-timing Electronic Control (MIVEC)
* Horsepower / Torque: 291 hp @ 6,500 rpm / 300 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm

The police contingency is willing to spend millions of ringgit to purchase twenty five of such powerful racing cars. Let's see, one of this car has a price list of RM323,888. Twenty five of them will cost us, the taxpayers, RM8,097,200.

So ......... the money saved by the government in petrol subsidies will be spent in this way ... indirectly benefitting the public as policemen will be able to nab all those criminals as they can't escape this time ......... haha


Reasons for buying, as given by Inspector-General of Police - "to be used in high-speed car chase, especially in cases of carjacking, kidnapping and hi­­jacking. The speed of the cars would enable the police to catch up with criminals who often used modified turbo charged cars to escape."

I find that reason from the Inspector-General of Police quite disturbing.

Malaysia do not have many super highways and normally high-speed car chase happens on city roads or rural areas. If the police starts to chase after such criminals and the criminals, out of panic and desperation, will be crashing all over the place and knocking into other cars or worse still, into people. Such scenario could be seen in action-packed movies.

Don't fret, the citizens of Malaysia, as you will have a chance too by year 2010. Our national car manufacturer, Proton Holdings Berhad ("Proton"), has decided to execute a development agreement to manufacture a new motor vehicle. Both Perusahaan Otomobil Nasional Sdn Bhd (subsidiary company of Proton) and Mitsubishi Motors Corp of Japan will roll out a replacement car for the ageing Proton Waja model. The new car will be a hatchback and targetted to be on the road in year 2010.

Upon reading this, I think I'll postpone my plan in getting a new car ......... Too bad you can't speed with the new hatchback as the police will be watching you with their new racing car ............... hehehe.

And in comparison with other developed countries' police cars, I'll be proud to show off my country's future police car.
Tags: Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, Inspector-General of Police, Proton Holdings Berhad, Perusahaan Otomobil Nasional Sdn Bhd, Mitsubishi Motors Corp, Proton Waja, Police Car

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Blogger alien said...

wanna be police la.. want to drive that free car witout buy it..

08 December, 2008 06:56  
Blogger s.kuan said...

really? my god i'm so outdated! m'sia so rich nowadays lol.

08 December, 2008 09:16  
Blogger Borneo Falcon said...

A good fast car will need a good driver behind the wheels

08 December, 2008 09:24  
Blogger foongpc said...

Wow! I can just imagine those police feeling so impatient - they can't wait to drive the Mitsubishi Lancer! The new Proton hatchback - can it outrun the Mitsubishi or not? If not, never mind lah! Haha!

08 December, 2008 12:37  
Blogger Chemhoster said...

Walao, Lan-Evo! This could make me a policeman!

Malaysian economy isn't so bad, is it? Lol...

Don't think it's a good idea considering that it need so much capital, moreover high-speed chase is endangering public. It's like back fire in public. It could anytime victimize the innocent people.

08 December, 2008 21:46  
Blogger 고양이 아줌마 (Cat Lady) said...

Ok, I'm gonna submit my resume to the police......

But seriously, something is very wrong here. Why do we need such fast cars for? It's just an excuse.

08 December, 2008 23:13  
Blogger acura said...

Imagine looking into your rear mirror & seeing a Lancer Evo with sirens wailing chasing after you. You knew you can't run away haha

09 December, 2008 00:09  
Blogger Kev said...

These people think they're doing a Fast & Furious movie or what? It takes lots of skill to handle this "road devil"

Besides, what if you're caught in a jam, or in a narrow alley? Even the fastest car won't help. The car would be good on freeways...except on Federal Highway at peak hour :)

It's a waste of money - lots of it.

09 December, 2008 07:34  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks to us (for speeding tickets) now the police have more money to buy new gadgets.

i also reckon it's about time to replace the standard issue revolvers - or maybe they already have that in plan from the 2008 speeding tickets budget

i bet the new gadgets will improve the image of the RMP. and the new addition of the EVOs i bet ya is on top of the so many supercar fleet they have right now.

they've done very well so far. so give them a break.

"no chance sir"

09 December, 2008 15:52  
Blogger Jason Law said...

Wow, let's bet when will the first police super car be crashing on the road? Maybe, they have received just too many mails about "police car in the world"....

09 December, 2008 19:13  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

alien - yeah, go quick. i dont mind getting arrested by u and get a ride in that car then hehe

kuan - msia rich .... that's true. the people's poor

borneo - oh yes, i wonder what sort of training do they go through in order to race against speedsters who are experienced and ready to die to escape the law

foong - that selected few will have saliva drooling over it ... guess we shld be able to recognise which policement hehe

chemhoster - now we are seeing many people queueing up to be a policeman. the policemen better go thru proper training b4 goin that fast

blackie - if they buy it and yet we still see illegal racing, then the policemen are definitely not doin their job at all

acura - i dont see the point of the evo car in the city. it shld be out in the night or on the highways.

kev - our police force do not know yet what they are getting themselves into, i bet u

anonymous - thank u sir for yr good comments. as for their present supercar fleet, i have never seen them in action or read abt it in the news

jason - pressure to compare with others too?

10 December, 2008 23:08  
Blogger alien said...

but i`m doubted that the illegal race will keep increase year by year..

just look today.. how "mat rempit" become, unstoppable.. they do their race regularly and police could`nt do nothing..

What happen to the police "kuda putih" or 750? I mean their big horsepower motorcycle.. that white one, the police traffic got used..

If I`m not mistaken.. All "mat rempit" fear to that motor because of the speed.. since their kapcai not so fast, either their TZM of RXZ...

Just a waste buying lor.. Should use that money to fix the road around malaysia lor..

10 December, 2008 23:16  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

alien - police will only interfere if u ride a bicycle

13 December, 2008 01:07  

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