Cops hunt owners of Brunei-registered vehicles over 60,000 unpaid summonses

By Jaythaleela K

MIRI, Oct 26: A staggering 60,000 traffic summonses involving Brunei-registered vehicles have yet to be settled since 2008, revealed Miri City police chief ACP Lim Meng Seah here today.

Most of these motorists were summoned for speeding, followed by illegal parking, he told reporters at the Sungai Tujuh Checkpoint, where an operation is being carried out to detect Brunei-registered vehicles with outstanding traffic summonses.

“Since our counters open for these motorists to settle their summonses, we have received an overwhelming response. It is very encouraging, as we try to collect as much as we can during this three-day operation (which ends Oct 28),” said Lim.

Lim (right) speaking to reporters after visiting the traffic police counters at the Sungai Tujuh Checkpoint.
Traffic officers seen at the exit lane of the Malaysia-Brunei border.

The operation, involving some 40 police personnel, is being held at both exits of the border, and the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) and Miri City Council (MCC) are also involved.

Lim advised foreign motorists, especially those from Brunei, to check whether they have outstanding traffic summonses. They could do so at any traffic police stations.

This is the second time this year that such an operation is being held. The last one was in March.

The operation in full swing at the Sungai Tujuh Checkpoint.

When asked whether the operation would deter Bruneians from coming to Miri, Lim believed it would not, because it was meant to round up those with outstanding traffic summonses only.

Miri City is a shopping heaven for Bruneians, especially during weekends. — DayakDaily