Haven't Paid Your AES 'Saman'? You Won't Be Able To Renew Your Road Tax

Over 1.6 million traffic summonses were issued under the system.

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Motorists caught under the AES (Automated Enforcement System) system will have to start paying back their summonses after the government announced that the cameras are back in action

An AES camera.

Image via CBT

AES was introduced in September 2012 but was faced with criticism. The system was suspended in December 2012.

More than 1.6 million summonses were issued to offenders under the AES system and offenders are now required to pay up or risk being blacklisted

According to The Malay Mail, Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said that those who failed to settle their summonses would be blacklisted, resulting in the failure of renewing their road tax.

Summonses issued under the system will be fixed at RM150

Motorists caught on AES will only have to pay RM150 for each summons. We will not scrap any summonses, even those dating back four years ago,” he said as quoted by The Malay Mail.

The government is undecided if they would drag offenders who refused to pay up to court.

Aside from the 14 AES cameras operating in different states, more cameras will be added under the new venture between AES and Kejara - Awareness Automated Safety System (Awas)

“The new cameras will be placed at accident-prone areas, taking into consideration the requests made by local governments and public. This way, it is more accurate rather than just placing it everywhere,” Liow said.

Meanwhile, more than 700,000 are barred from leaving the country after failing to settle their PTPTN outstanding loans: