A-G’s Chambers freezes AES summons cases for now


(The Malaysian Insider) – The Attorney-General’s Chambers (A-GC) has ordered a halt to all court proceedings related to summonses issued under the Automated Enforcement System (AES) to study legal issues that have been raised, it said today.


The A-GC statement came today after an outcry over the AES which has issued nearly 300,000 summonses since it began last September 23.

“In view of the concerns made by certain quarters on the law and other technicalities, the AGC has decided to look into this matter and directed that all proceedings are to be withheld until the concerns have been addressed.

“A decision will be made within the next few days on the above-mentioned issues,” the AGC said in a statement today.

The statement, however, added that the AES summonses issued by the Road Transport Department were still valid.

“In respect of the four AES summons cases that have been discharged not amounting to an acquittal, the AGC will re-study them and will be re-registered if they warrant any prosecution,” it added.

The Malaysian Insider had reported this morning that Putrajaya was considering holding off the implementation of the system as it appeared to duplicate police speed traps along the highways.

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