No orders to bar foreign cars with outstanding summonses, says Bukit Aman

JOHOR BARU: Bukit Aman will discuss with the relevant authorities if there is a need to blacklist and prevent foreign motorists with outstanding traffic summonses from entering the country.

Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun said as things stood now, there were no instructions from the government to the authorities, including the police, to implement such a course of action.

"Our operation to identity traffic offenders, including foreigners, is routine and on-going from time to time," he told reporters at the launch of the Southern Region Police band at Johor Police Contingent headquarters here.

Mohamad Fuzi was asked to comment on the latest ruling by Singapore on April 1, which barred and turned back foreign motorists with outstanding traffic offences from entering the republic.

"We don't interfere with Singapore's ruling as it is their prerogative," he said.

Separately, Mohamad Fuzi defended the action by a policeman who fires shot at a man who tried to attack his colleaguev with a weapon believed to be a pen knife in Klang on April 2.

"Some quarters might not happy with the action taken by the policeman but he had no choice.

"The policeman who the suspect was after might get killed or injured," he said, adding policemen on duty were exposed to risks. 

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