SHAH ALAM, 19 Dec: Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail should refund the money paid by those who have settled Automated Enforcement System (AES) summons.
Penang Chief Minister, Lim Guan Eng said that Gani Patail should do this and not only act to withdraw suits against individuals penalised by AES.
He said that the BN government should admit that Pakatan Rakyat (PR) is right in repealing the AES.
“Nearly 300,000 summonses have been issued since the 1Malaysia AES cameras were mounted at 14 locations on 23 September 2012.
“More summons will be issued when the remaining cameras in 817 locations are installed next year, bringing the cumulative total to 831 cameras across the country,” said Guan Eng in a media statement.
He said that the suspension of suits against drivers who have been issued 300,000 summonses under the AES proves that the Penang Government’s decision to prevent the installation of AES is appropriate and correct.
He said that although Abdul Gani tried to reduce the blow to BN and the credibility of the Federal Government by claiming that the move was due to public concern over “laws and other technical features”.
It really shows that AES is losing public credibility.
Should this dirty scheme, which allows the two BN crony companies to make profit from the commission from every traffic summon, and is supposedly to reduce accidents, should be stopped without delay.
“Abdul Gani’s statement from the legal viewpoint is true that AES summons issued by the Road Transportation Department is still valid.
“Therefore, Transport Minister Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha should use his authority to annul JPJ summons to redeem his support for the AES.
“If Kong does not do so, he should resign for being a supporter of AES, by trying to damage the good name of the Penang State Government which supposedly promotes the accident occurrences,” he said.