PDRM will be offering discounts of up to 50% on your unpaid summonses from 18 to 21 May.
According to Datuk Azisman this initiative by PDRM is to alleviate the burden of the public during this MCO plus Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebrations.
The offer only extends to certain types of summonses. Accident summonses, non-compoundable summonses, or summonses subject to court cases or arrest warrants, summonses currently under trial, and summonses issued during Ops Selamat are not entitled to the discount.
Service counters will also be opened in stages at state and district headquarters beginning May 18 to allow the public to settle their summonses in person.
Operating hours for the states of Kedah, Johor, Kelantan and Terengganu are from 9am to 2pm on Monday, Wednesday and Sunday.
For the other states it will be from 9am to 2pm on Monday and Wednesday, and 9am to 12pm on Friday.
While I'm sure many of you who have outstanding summonses will be jumping for joy, I have to question the bigger implications of another saman discount season, every year like clockwork PDRM finds an excuse to offer the rakyat discounts on summonses. So much so, that now we all know better than to pay our summonses on time, hold on to it and wait for discount season. What message does that send to new drivers, the future generation that will be getting their driving licenses soon? Do the deed, but don't worry, you'll get a discount on the fine in due time. I for one disagree with this initiative from PDRM but I'm also pretty sure I'm in the minority.