Malaysia clamps down on cars that owe traffic fines: How to pay them?

SINGAPORE - Malaysia authorities have tightened checks on Singapore-registered cars that owe traffic fines across the Causeway.

Late last month and this month, some drivers were surprised when they were stopped by Malaysian police, and asked to pay multiple traffic fines on the spot.

According to a Straits Times report, there are 313,661 summonses for Singapore-registered vehicles still outstanding, and 4,621 arrest warrants that have been issued against repeat offenders from Singapore.

Malaysia is also working to set up a blacklist of repeat traffic offenders to block them from driving in, said the article published on Dec 12 last year.

For those who do not wish to be surprised when visiting Malaysia, you can check if you have outstanding summons online.

Both Malaysian and foreign drivers can pay their fines through Malaysian government portals www.myeg.com.my and www.rilek.com.my

MyEG also has a free service to remind registered users if they have incurred new summons, it says on the website.

Drivers can also pay their fines at Malaysia post offices and police stations.