Singaporean Pays $9,225 In JB For Fines Dating Back To 2000
The next time you visit Malaysia, you may want to check your summons status for overdue fines before entering the country.
According to The Straits Times, a Singaporean man paid a total of $9,225 (RM28,000) on Saturday (28 Sep) in Johor Bahru to settle the 116 summonses that he had accumulated in Malaysia since 2000.
Operation “Foreign Nationals Overdue Fine”
The Singaporean was 1 of 3,000 people detained in a 3-day operation that started on Friday (27 Sep).
The operation is called “Op Saman Tertunggak Warganegara Asing”, which roughly translates to “Foreign Nationals Overdue Fines Operation”.
It was conducted at Iskandar Puteri, Gelang Patah Rest and Service area, and Muzium Tokoh, Jalan Lingkaran Dalam and involved a total of 116 personnel.
According to Bukit Aman Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department Deputy Director Senior Asst Comm Mohd Nazri Hussain, 3,174 summonses were settled by 2,687 Singaporeans and 487 Malaysians during the 3-day operation.
Settle your summonses ASAP
Datuk Nazri said that once the Vehicle Entry Permit system(VEP) comes into force, possibly in Oct 2019, traffic offenders from Singapore would have to settle all their summonses before being allowed to return to the Republic.
A VEP is needed for all foreign-registered vehicles entering Malaysia. It cost RM24 (S$8) and is used for preventing car theft and related crimes.
You can make payment at AXS machines in Singapore and COPS traffic counters at district police headquarters.
The next time you enter Malaysia, remember to check for any outstanding summonses or risk getting detained.
Featured image adapted from Motorist.
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