| James Kon |
THE number of unsettled summonses by Brunei registered vehicles in Malaysia between January and November this year has reached a staggering 48,179. Brunei registered vehicles have also earned the dubious distinction of accumulating the second most unsettled summonses by foreigners in Malaysia.
The figures were revealed by Federal Traffic Chief Senior Assistant Commissioner Datuk Mohd Fuad Abdul Latiff, according to the Malaysian media.
A total of 838,510 summonses against foreign vehicles remain unsettled between January and November this year. Of these, 37.4 per cent belonged to Singaporean vehicles (313,661), while Brunei came in second with 48,179 unsettled summonses followed by Thailand (17,654) and Indonesia (2,614). Most of the summonses were issued for speeding.
He also said 398 arrest warrants have been issued against Brunei drivers while Indonesia tops the list with 6,575 warrants followed by Singapore (4,621), Thailand (1,360), the Philippines (307), Japan (125), Taiwan (111), Vietnam (89) and Cambodia (61).
He urged drivers with outstanding summonses and warrants of arrest to settle them immediately or face possible arrest when they re-enter the country. He added that they will be working together with the Brunei Immigration and National Registration Department to locate these offenders.
The Malaysian Traffic Police will be conducting operations at various entry points to detect these errant motorists, he said.