Touts risk being reported to police and JPJ


  • Nation
  • Friday, 28 Oct 2005

KUANTAN: Touts making their rounds at bus stations or taxi stands in Pahang will be reported to the police and the Road Transport Department (JPJ) and risk having their driving licences suspended, JPJ director Datuk Johar Rusi warned yesterday. 

“We cannot detain them. Touts spotted by our officers will be reported to the relevant authorities such as the police.  

“We will also note the vehicle registration numbers of the touts and they will find out they are unable to renew their licences or road tax at JPJ offices,” Johar said. 

He said that although there were no reports or complaints made by the public on touts in Pahang so far, JPJ officers would be stationed at the public transport parking areas to look out for touts as the Deepavali and Hari Raya holidays near. 

Johar was speaking to reporters after handing out 100 helmets to motorcyclists and kuih Raya packages to motorists here. 

Panching assemblyman Datuk Abdul Manan Ismail also attended the event.  

Johar said JPJ would monitor 17 accident-prone spots along Pahang roads during the holiday period. 

“About 190 of our officers will be working 24 hours for this purpose,” he added. 

On another matter, Johar said the state JPJ had collected RM67mil in revenue from the payment of road taxes, licences and summonses from January to September this year. 

“The bulk of the payments was derived from motorcycle and car licences. We hope to reach our target of collecting a total of RM110mil by the end of the year,” he added.  

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