There are no 'Awas' cameras in Sarawak, yet says state JPJ director

SIBU: There are no Automatic Safety Awareness System (Awas) cameras installed in Sarawak yet, says the Sarawak State Road Transport Department (JPJ) deputy director.

Speaking to the media after officiating the launch of the state-level JPJ Commercial Vehicle Special Operation at the JPJ Enforcement Station in Stapang near here on Tuesday (Sept 26), Noraini Mohd Nawi clarified a viral message claiming that Surveillance cameras had been installed in several locations in Sarawak.

"No Awas camera, formerly known as Automated Enforcement System (AES), is installed in this state.

"So far, there has been no decision on installing Awas cameras in this state," she said.

Noraini said that this was because the installation phase in Peninsular Malaysia had not yet been completed.

"Strictly speaking, the camera installation will be done in stages.

"The information spread on social media is false," she said.

Recently, a message went viral on social media claiming that several Awas cameras have been installed at traffic light intersections in Kuching, Serian and Bintulu.

It also stated that the cameras were installed along roads in Kuching, Serian, Miri, Sarikei, Sibu and Bintulu.

Also present at the launch of the operation were Sarawak JPJ Enforcement Division Head Maya Morshidi and JPJ Sibu Branch Chief Mohamad Faizal David Jemat.

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