Singaporean motorists traveling in Malaysia are reminded they can be stopped from exiting Malaysia should they have unpaid police summons. This includes those who have warrants of arrest issued by the court, says Malaysian police Traffic Enforcement and Investigation Department (JSPT) Bukit Aman director Datuk Mat Kasim Karim.
According to Mat Kasim, to date 108,757 traffic summons issued to Singaporean motorists between 2016 to 2021, out of a total of 143,427 summons issued, have yet to be settled, as reported by Berita Harian. “JSPT reminds Singaporean traffic offenders with outstanding summons Pol 170A or Pol 257 they can be prevented from leaving Malaysia under Section 66J of the Road Transport Act 1987 and Section 24(4) of the Police Act 1967,” Mat Kasim said,”
“Should the offender have an outstanding warrant, they will be arrested and brought forward to the court on an immediate basis. Should charges be brought the same day, the offender will be detained if they are unable to provide a bailor who is a Malaysian citizen, before arraignment the next day,” Mat Kasim explained.
9 January 2017
JOHOR BARU: Singaporeans are still tops for unpaid traffic summonses, with 184,014 summonses since 2010 estimated at millions of ringgit.
Revealing this today, Bukit Aman Traffic Enforcement and Investigation Department chief SAC Datuk Mahamad Akhir Darus said statistics from 2010 to 2016 revealed that a total of 5,358 foreign motorists have been issued arrest warrants for committing traffic offences in Malaysia, with some 3,423 of them Singaporeans.
He however declined to say how much these summonses amounted to.
“Those who have traffic summonses should settle them at the nearest police station or by other channels,” he said in a press conference at the Johor Police Contingent headquarters.
He said with the vehicle entry permit (VEP) scheduled to take effect in June this year it would be easier for police to trace the errant foreigner offenders.
“When you have a traffic summons in our system, we do not delete it even after 10 years,” he said.
It is believed that majority of the Singaporean drivers were slapped with summonses for illegal parking and speeding.
The fine for illegal parking ranges between RM70 and RM100 while for speeding is RM300.