S$2.1 million in unpaid traffic summonses by Singapore motorists: Johor police

Malaysian police checking Singapore cars in an operation to nab those with outstanding traffic fines in June 2015.
Malaysian police checking Singapore cars in an operation to nab those with outstanding traffic fines in June 2015. PHOTO: BERITA HARIAN

JOHOR BARU - Singaporean motorists have accumulated RM6.5 million (S$2.1 million) in unpaid summonses for traffic offences committed in Johor, Malaysia's New Straits Times newspaper reported on Wednesday (Jan 6).

The paper cited Johor police traffic chief Superintendant Baharudin Mat Taib as saying that there were more than 40,000 traffic offenders from Singapore and the amount owed dated back to outstanding summonses from over the past two years.

"There are more than 40,000 traffic offenders from Singapore who committed offences in Johor. They have yet to pay a total of RM6.5 million in outstanding summonses over the past two years," he was quoted saying.

He also said there were 31,110 Malaysian traffic offenders in the state who owed a staggering RM9.3 million in unpaid summonses. Arrest warrants had been issued to them last year.

He added that the police would be conducting a large-scale arrest operation to track down the traffic offenders prior to the Chinese New Year holidays on Feb 8-9.