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Published: Tuesday December 17, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Tuesday December 17, 2013 MYT 11:37:14 AM

Pay fines or face arrest'

KUALA LUMPUR: Only 30% of the 1.7 million motorists with unsettled summonses have paid up since Ops Cantas Khas Trafik – the nationwide crackdown started.

Commenting on the poor response, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said traffic offenders were still stubborn despite being given ample opportunities to do so.

“Those who have not settled their summonses seem to take our warnings for granted,” he said at a press conference after unveiling the new Bukit Aman Crime Prevention department’s bus at the Police Academy yesterday.

While there is no deadline to pay up under the Ops Cantas Khas Trafik, offenders are urged to settle their summonses as soon as possible.

He said 2,004 traffic offenders with warrants of arrest had been picked up since the start of the special operation on Nov 25.

“Most of the arrests were made in Johor (760); followed by Sabah (306), Selangor (160) and other states,” he said, adding that the traffic summonses did not include the AES summonses.

Khalid added that he was still mull­ing over the proposal to suspend the licences of blacklisted motorists who were stub­born and did not want to settle their summon­ses.

On another matter, Khalid said police would be recording the statement of former senior police officer Datuk Mat Zain Ibrahim in relation to his police report against lawyer Muhammad Shafee Abdullah for filing an inaccurate affidavit.

He was responding to a news portal report that Mat Zain had lodged a four-page police report on Sunday against Shafee alleging that the latter had made an inaccurate affidavit over the Govern­ment’s appeal against the verdict in Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s Sodomy II trial.

On the Crime Prevention Depart­ment bus, Khalid said the vehicle would be used to conduct a nationwide tour highlighting police successes as well as spreading awareness on crime prevention.

Tags / Keywords: Courts & Crime, ops warta, igp

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