BESUT: A man who rode his motorcycle through flood waters and posted the video of his feat on his Facebook page has become an internet sensation.
Mohd Faizul Lokman, 30, or Jijoe said he did not expect the video to have been viewed by more than five million Facebook users, as of this morning.
In the one-minute 24-second video, taken on Jan 4, Jijoe is seen riding a modified motorcycle through 1.5-metre deep flood waters with his sister Khazuraini, 35, in Kampung Gong Chokoh, Padang Luas, Jerteh.\
The part-time mechanic said he modified the motorcycle, which belongs to his late father, by placing its carburettor and fuel tank in the basket and handlebars.
“Water will not get inside the carburettor and fuel tank when it is placed high up and the engine will not stop working,” said Mohd Faizul, who is also a part-time carpenter.
Higher Education Minister Idris Jusoh, who is also Besut MP, said he was impressed with Mohd Faizul’s creativity which could be further developed for commercial purposes.-FMT