Malaysia DPM to push for cheaper big bikes

Malaysia DPM to push for cheaper big bikes
Honoured guest: Ahmad Zahid waving to the crowd as he arrives at the Asean Rides Festival in Putarajaya.

PUTRAJAYA: Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi striding up in his Honda Goldwing superbike at the ASEAN Rides Festival here.

A convoy of about 8,300 superbikers attended the festival, and their participation made it into the Malaysia Book of Records for the largest gathering of motorcyclists in the country.

The Deputy Prime Minister, who is also the Superbikers Association of Malaysia (SAM) executive chairman, asked the Government to give tax exemptions to big bikers.

"When the Prime Minister announces Budget 2016 next month, I promise I will ask him to reduce the import duty and sales tax," he said.

Returning for his second day at the festival, Dr Ahmad Zahid led a huge convoy of bikers in a 12km joyride from the Putrajaya Marriot Hotel to Persiaran Perdana yesterday afternoon.

The audience was also treated to a mini tattoo from the Bukit Aman marching band, wowing the crowd with an energetic medley of Michael Jackson's hit songs.

The 2015 ASEAN Rides Festival sees bikers from Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Brunei and Timor Leste taking part. It began in Johor and Perlis on Friday and will end today.

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