Guess Which Foreign Traffic Offenders Are Not Paying For Their 'Saman' In Malaysia?

They are the biggest culprits for unpaid fines among foreign traffic offenders.

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The Bukit Aman Traffic Enforcement and Investigation Department has revealed that motorists from Singapore are the biggest culprits when it comes to unpaid traffic summonses

The busy Malaysia-Singapore Causeway

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According to The Sun, Singaporeans have the highest unpaid traffic summonses among foreign traffic offenders, with 184,014 summonses since 2010.

It is believed that majority of the Singaporean drivers were issued summonses for illegal parking and speeding

In addition to that, Bukit Aman Traffic Investigation and Enforcement director Senior Asst Comm Datuk Mahamad Akhir Darus said 275,663 outstanding summonses and 5,358 arrest warrants had been issued for foreign traffic offenders over the past seven years, with Singaporeans leading the list at 3,423 warrants.

Mahamad Akhir also advised the offenders to settle the summonses at the nearest police station or through other channels as soon as possible

Bukit Aman Traffic Investigation and Enforcement director Senior Asst Comm Datuk Mahamad Akhir Darus

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"When you have a traffic summons in our system, we do not delete it even after 10 years," he said in a press conference at the Johor Police Contingent headquarters as quoted by The Sun.

In a recent crackdown in Johor Bahru, thousands of Singaporean motorists were caught for unpaid summons, paying fines close to RM200,000

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The operation on 6, 7 January saw 5,710 foreign vehicles checked, with 3,000 Singaporean motorists settling 3,275 summons, according to the Malay Mail Online.

They have to pay on the spot or their vehicles would be confiscated, and returned only after they paid up.

The list also comprised of 1,116 Thai motorists, 509 from Brunei, 36 from Indonesia, and 274 motorists of other various nationalities

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