19 Dec 2016
Parking tout asks RM5 from motorist who turns out to be a cop
The 17-year-old suspect then approached the policeman demanding payment of RM5.
The police officer then coolly made payment and accepted a receipt before revealing his true identity and showed the suspect his police identification card.
17 Oct 2016
HOORAY! He deserves every day he got in jail! I have no sympathy for this jaga kereta, terrorist of parking!
Parking tout gets 10-day jail over RM10 fee
A parking tout was fined RM850 or 10 days in jail by the Traffic Court in Kuala Lumpur today for illicitly trying to pocket RM10 out of a car owner after getting him a ‘parking space’.
Mohd Haniff Mohd Anuar, 35, pleaded guilty before magistrate Noorul Fhaiez Mohd Nayan to committing the offence along Jalan Tun Razak at 12.50am on Oct 15.
He failed to pay the fine and was sent to Kajang prison to serve his sentence.
According to the facts of case presented by traffic prosecuting officer Insp Hashimah Hashim, Haniff was arrested in an ‘Ops Parkir Haram’ as he approached and was asking the car owner for RM10.
Jaga kereta are a menace.
They take over a few streets and demand money from motorists who park on them.
This is happening all over the country. #MalaysiaBoleh.
In the past, you could get your car scratched all over, or a punctured tyre, if you didn’t pay them. My father had all 4 tyres punctured.
Today, three of them might surround you and your family. They might ask for RM10 or RM50, not RM1. The authorities say. “Don’t pay them. Report them.”
We are not stupid. Our car is at risk. Our family is at risk. We are at risk.
But where are the authorities? Nowhere to be seen. They are all talk no action.
Unless they are pressured to make a raid, they won’t do anything.
How many raids have you read about?
Just this one this year. Maybe the first in 2-3 years?
30 May 2016
Five ‘jaga kereta’ boys fined for extorting money from motorists Read More : http://www.nst.com.my/news/2016/05/148644/five-jaga-kereta-boys-fined-extorting-money-motorists …
By Shanti Gunaratnam
The men, Zainal Samat, 53; A. Narasinga Rao, 37; Joseph Mano Gopal, 33; and Vikramraj Gopal, 30; were each fined RM500, while Puwakdandawe Muhandiramge Geeth Sampath, a 40-year-old Sri Lankan, went home RM550 poorer.
They pleaded guilty to committing the offences at various locations in the city – Jalan Medan Tuanku, Jalan Ampang, Jalan Metro Pudu and Jalan Metro Pudu 2 – between May 25 and May 28, from 9.55pm and 2.20am.
All were charged under Section 50 (3) of the Road Transport Act 1987.Read More : http://www.nst.com.my/news/2016/05/148644/five-jaga-kereta-boys-fined-extorting-money-motorists
29 May 2016
‘Jaga kereta’ boys nabbed, to face charge of extorting from motorists
By FAISAL ASYRAF – 29 May 2016 @ 12:16 AM
The suspects, Valluvan said, had charged parking fees up to RM15.
8 January 2016
The hoodlums seem to be operating with impunity without the least fear of the police or any other local authorities.
12 February 2014
Return of the jaga kereta menace
Illegal parking attendants are having a field day collecting money from motorists follow-ing the suspension of the new coupon parking system in George Town.
The attendants or ‘jaga kereta’ have been taking advantage of the situation since the suspension of the new parking fee system on Jan 16 following complaints of insufficient supply of the coupons.
[ Out of the woodwork: A boy earning some pocket money as an illegal parking attendant at Lebuh Keng Kwee. ]
The new coupon parking system would, however, be back in force from Saturday.
A check by The Star found illegal parking attendants were collecting money from motorists who parked their vehicles in Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling and nearby streets.
Penang Municipal Council (MPPP) Financial Management Committee alternate chairman Joseph Ng Soon Siang said the council could only conduct patrolling to deter the ‘jaga kereta’.
“We do not have the ‘power to arrest’ but we are cooperating with the police on this matter.
“Motorists are advised not pay illegal attendants and to call the council hotline to lodge a complaint.
“Council’s enforcement officers will be sent,” he said when contacted yesterday.