AES summons from 2012 to Aug 31 wiped out

Hashini Kavishtri Kannan, Zanariah Abd Mutalib

PUTRAJAYA: A total of 3.1 million Automated Enforcement System (AES) summons worth RM435 million will be canceled as of Aug 31.

Transport Minister Anthony Loke said as part of the Pakatan Harapan's 100-day pledge, the cabinet today had decided that summons since 2012 will be wiped out.

"In conjunction with the upcoming Hari Raya Haji, we have decided to 'korban' (sacrifice) the RM435 million.

"And starting Sept 1, there will not be such discounts. This is just a one-off.

"For the next five years under the Pakatan Harapan government there will not be a second time," he told a press conference today.

He, however, said there won't be any refunds made to some 18 per cent paid summons amounting almost RM700,000.

Loke said the cabinet also decided that the government would take over the operations of AES from the two concession companies; ATES and Beta Tegap.

"Therefore, the Road and Transport Department (RTD) will fully take over the installation of cameras and issuing of summons," he added. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd