You are allowed to own motorbikes in Malaysia. In Sarawak, there are many motorbikes. I have one. You should have one, too! Beats the hell out of all those dumb jams in Kuching. All those drivers, of cars, produce a lot of acids in their stomache enough to melt down the Twin Towers.
But ... don't expect our Policemen or Road Transport people to forgive you if all you want to do is protect your precious head!