Malaysian police will launch Ops Warta next month in a nationwide campaign which will target hundreds of thousands of traffic offenders who have been issued warrants of arrest for failing to settle their outstanding summons, The Star reports.
Bukit Aman traffic chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Mohd Fuad Abdul Latiff advised motorists to check for any outstanding summons and to settle them immediately. Legally, the police have the right to arrest individuals who have been issued arrest warrants by the court for failing to settle outstanding summons.
“To date, 2.49 million of the 4.09 million warrants of arrests have already been settled. Now we are looking at the remaining 39% (1.59 million),” he said at Bukit Aman yesterday.
Working with the EPF (Employees Provident Fund) and National Registration Department, Bukit Aman has been able to track down the addresses of these traffic offenders.
SAC Mohd Faud said the police is taking the matter seriously as multiple warnings have been given over the past two years but have largely been ignored by these remaining offenders who still refuse to settle their summonses.
He added, “There are many ways of checking for outstanding summonses so do not expect us to let you off easily.”
Those methods include online checks at www.myeg.com.my and www.rilek.com.my. Additionally, motorists are able to perform checks at any traffic police counter, post office, Maybank ATMs, Road Transport Department branches, and at selected shopping malls.
In the first three months of 2015, SAC Mohd Fuad divulged that 880,914 summonses have been issued by the police of which 9,119 were for the misuse of the emergency lane while 69,629 were for queue cutting, indicating that motorists have not changed their attitude to become more law abiding and courteous road users.
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