Public officials abusing their power isn't just limited to Malaysia. The trend is largely similar in India, though the Indian government has clamped down on political figures using red beacon light on their cars.
Come 1 May 2017, only emergency vehicles will be allowed to use the red beacon light. Politicians and government officials will need to crawl through traffic like everyone else.
“We are removing the rule which allows state and central government to specify who can use the red lights,” said Arun Jaitley. finance minister for India.
Ministers in India have gradually stopped using red beacon light, including Arvind Kejriwal, chief minister of Delhi and respective chief miniters of Punjab and Uttar Pradesh.
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