By Ida Lim
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 31 ― A PAS lawmaker today urged road users not to pay off traffic summonses issued under the federal government’s controversial Automated Enforcement System (AES), saying that they should claim trial to the offences instead.
“Now I want to ask, if the government refuses to delay the implementation of the AES and withdraw all summonses issued, everyone who receives the AES summonses don’t need to pay the RM300 compound, instead follow this instruction to go to court...” PAS vice-president Datuk Mahfuz Omar said at a press conference today.
He said that Pakatan Rakyat (PR) was prepared to provide lawyers to represent those who chose to contest the summonses in court.
Yesterday, PR said it would suspend approval for the AES’s implementation in the four states of Penang, Selangor, Kedah and Kelantan, to allow for further discussion and public feedback.
Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng yesterday said that PR’s move would mean that 331 out of the planned 831 cameras under the nationwide AES scheme will not be installed.
The AES cameras, which detects speeding motorists and those who beat traffic lights, is in its pilot phase, with 14 installed in Perak, Kuala Lumpur, Selangor and Putrajaya.