Govt cancels all existing summonses issued under AES
All existing AES summonses issued will be cancelled.
This is followed by the government decision to let the Road Transport Department (JPJ) take over the full operation of AES in the country from two private companies, effective Sept 1, announced Transport Minister Anthony Loke. Therefore, this “one-off discount” is only effective for summonses up to 31st of August.
“There will not be any more such offers or discounts,” said Loke at a press conference here.
There were 3.1 million unpaid AES summonses as of May, which could be worth up to RM430mil.
He said in 2012, the previous government appointed two companies, Beta Tegap Sdn Bhd and ATES Sdn Bhd, to operate the AES.
“Because the payment system to these two companies are lopsided, it received a public backlash. For every summon that was issued, RM16 was paid to the companies.
Loke also teased that the government is only voiding summonses issued by AES, but not the “samans” issued by the traffic police or JPJ, and expect the public to be clear about this.
No refunds will be given for those who have paid the AES summonses prior to this and Loke have expressed regret to this. “To those who have paid, I would like to say thank you and sorry at the same time,” said Loke.