Over 300,000 S'pore-registered vehicles have unsettled summonses in M'sia

Malaysian authorities are looking to implement a new system which would prevent foreigners from leaving the country without settling their traffic summonses.

Traffic chief Senior Assistant Commissioner Mohd Fuad Abdul Latiff said on Wednesday (Dec 10) that there were 838,510 unsettled summonses accumulated by foreigners over the last 14 years.

Of that figure, 313,661 (37.4 per cent) belonged to Singapore-registered vehicles.

Brunei was second on the list with 48,179 unsettled summonses, while Thailand and Indonesia ranked third and fourth with 17,654 and 2,614 respectively. 

Singapore came in second for number of arrest warrants issued on its drivers. 

4,621 arrest warrants for Singaporean drivers 

"For arrest warrants issued, Indonesia is on top with 6,575 warrants issued on its drivers, while Singapore is second with 4,621 warrants, followed by Thailand (1,360), Brunei (398), the Philippines (307), Japan (125), Taiwan (111), Vietnam (89) and Cambodia (61).

“Those with outstanding summonses and warrants of arrest should settle them immediately or face possible arrest when they re-enter the country,” he said. 

SAC Mohd Fuad said operations will be conducted at several road entry points and that the police will be working with the immigration department. 

Source: The Star Online

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