JPJ officers to go undercover during CNY

Mohd Syafiq (left) with his senior officer inspecting the permit of an express bus.

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KUCHING, Jan 18: Road Transport Department (JPJ) enforcement officers will undercover as passengers for commercial buses during its two-week Chinese New Year (CNY) operations, starting today.

State JPJ director Mohd Syafiq Anas Abdullah said two officers will be deployed for each trip in Kuching, Sibu and Miri. Action will be taken against the bus companies if they flouted any rules and regulations.

“For the ongoing CNY operation statewide, our enforcement officers will act as undercover passengers in commercial buses and at the same time focus will also be given along the Pan Borneo Highway stretching from Kuching to Limbang by our mobile team,” he told reporters after launching Ops CNY along Kuching-Serian Road today.

Mohd Syafiq said for last year’s similar operation, 1,493 summons were issued for various traffic offences.

JPJ also issued 2,352 summons for overloaded lorries, while 1,162 summons for heavily tinted vehicles last year.

“On our part, we will continue to monitor the problem of overloaded lorries,” he said.

Mohd Syafiq added that vehicles with HID lamp also posed another problem for the department, which will give greater attention to monitor offenders.

“For vehicles with HID lamp, 274 summons were issued last year,” he said.

On clone vehicles, he said two cases involving luxury cars have been detected and both cars have been seized.

According to him, such problem is not as rampant as in Peninsular Malaysia due to logistic problem.

“In addition, Customs Department is also ding a fine job to strictly monitor the situation,” he said. — DayakDaily