The RTD took over the operations and maintenance of the cameras. AES is now called Awas.
6 June 2019
The Road Transport Department (RTD) has refuted the report of a news portal that alleged only four Automated Awareness Safety System (Awas) cameras are working.
RTD said in a statement released last night that all 41 Awas cameras are still functioning in good condition and are in operation.
“The operation of several Awas cameras was temporarily suspended as they were involved in accidents and they involved rewiring and as well as installation,” the statement added.
The statement also announced that as of May 2019, 169,051 summonses have been issued since the Awas system was taken over by RTD.
Apart from that, RTD also denied allegations that it has no expertise to conduct the operation of the Awas camera system.
The news portal reported that only four Awas cameras are still in operation from a total of 45 units set up nationwide after RTD took over the operation since September last year.
5 June 2019
Transport Minister Anthony Loke is being kept in the dark about a majority of the mobile automated enforcement system (AES) cameras being out of order by the Road Transport Department (RTD) for fear of punishment.
Though 45 AES cameras are supposed to be operational, only four of them are purportedly in working condition, sources say, as reported by The Malaysian Insight today.
This is due to the RTD’s lack of expertise to maintain and use the AES cameras, after it took over the operations and maintenance of the system in September last year.
The four working cameras are at Km17 Jalan Gua Musang-Kuala Krai and three along the East Coast Highway, according to ministry sources.
“The rest of the cameras are just white elephants from the time RTD took over on Sept 1 last year,” said the source.
The 41 out-of-order cameras are still at their original locations, though they cannot be used, the source added.
A speed camera in Ayer Keroh, Malacca, has purportedly been inoperable for more than eight months after being hit by a trailer.
Meanwhile, sources said there are about 115 cameras left unused in storage by a government agency in Subang.
Malaysiakini is currently attempting to get a response from the Transport Ministry on this matter.
Last year, the Transport Ministry cancelled a contract given to Beta Tegap Sdn Bhd and ATES Sdn Bhd by the previous government to operate and manage the cameras.
The RTD took over the operations and maintenance of the cameras and rebranded the AES to Awas.
The Pakatan Harapan government also cancelled all AES summonses under the old administration, totalling RM435 million.
AES cameras at 11 new sites
Friday, 17 May 2019
PETALING JAYA: The Menora Tunnel is one of the 11 new locations earmarked for the Automated Awareness Safety System cameras to improve road safety, says Datuk Kamarudin Jaffar.
The Deputy Transport Minister said these cameras would be installed at accident-prone stretches along the North-South Expressway and funded by PLUS Malaysia Berhad.
“The remaining 10 locations are still being studied by PLUS and the relevant authorities.”
These 11 new cameras are additions to the existing 19 cameras operating along the expressway.
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