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S'pore drivers owe $2m in traffic fines: Johor police

More than 40,000 traffic offenders from Singapore, about RM6.5 million (S$2.1 million) in unpaid fines.

That is how much Singaporeans owe the state of Johor for the traffic offences committed there, reported New Straits Times.

Johor police traffic chief, Superintendant Baharudin Mat Taib, said the offences date back two years.

He added: "There are more than 40,000 traffic offenders from Singapore who committed offences in Johor. They have yet to pay a total of RM6.5 million in outstanding summonses over the past two years."

Singaporeans are not the only ones who have traffic offences against their names.

Supt Baharudin said Johor police are looking for more than 30,000 local traffic offenders who have been issued with arrest warrants, owing a staggering RM9.3 million in unpaid summonses.

He said an operation to track down the traffic offenders will be conducted before the Chinese New Year holidays on Feb 8 and 9 under Op Warta.

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Supt Baharudin said there were 31,110 traffic offenders in the state who had committed multiple traffic offences, and arrest warrants had already been issued last year.

Said Supt Baharudin: "The traffic offenders are Malaysians who each owe summonses exceeding RM300.

"If the summonses were collected from these offenders, the collection could reach RM9.3 million."

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