A Singaporean driver had to settle 116 outstanding summonses worth RM28,000 after he was detained during an operation dubbed "Operasi Saman Tertunggak Warganegara Asing 10" in Johor Bahru
According to Bukit Aman Traffic Investigations and Enforcement Department deputy director Senior Assistant Commissioner (SAC) Mohd Nadzri Hussain, the 60-year-old Singaporean man was arrested on Saturday, 28 September.
He was driving his vehicle near the Internal Ring Road Museum, one of the two Malaysian exits to Singapore, SAC Mohd Nadzri was reported saying by Harian Metro.
The operation was aimed at Singaporean drivers who had outstanding summonses in Malaysia from 2000 until this year
"There was an interesting case yesterday. We found a vehicle with 116 summonses. The driver paid all the summons for RM28,000," SAC Mohd Nadzri said.
According to Mohd Nadzri, the operation was also a step in preparing Singaporeans to settle their outstanding summonses before the implementation of Vehicle entry permit (VEP) which is expected to come into force starting 1 October.
"All foreign vehicles who want to get their VEP must first settle all their summonses otherwise they will not be able to enter the country," he said, adding that payment can also be made throughout Singapore from 900 available AXS machines.
The operation started on Friday and will end on Monday midnight
During which period, police are targeting to collect RM750,000 in outstanding summonses. So far, they have managed to collect RM611,000 as of 10am Sunday.
"The OSTWA10 started at about 6am last Friday and will end at midnight on Monday at two locations namely Jalan Lingkaran Dalam, Muzium Tokoh Johor Baru and R & R Gelang Patah, Iskandar Puteri," The Star Online quoted Mohd Nadzri as saying.
He also said that a total of 3,174 summonses have been resolved involving 2,687 Singaporeans and 487 Malaysians in the last two days.