JPJ Sarawak: Viral posts claiming Awas or speed trap cameras installed throughout State ‘not true, no plans to install such system yet’

Viral posts containing pictures such as this one, claiming that Awas cameras have been installed in various locations throughout Sarawak contain misleading information as there are no plans to install such systems in the State yet, JPJ Sarawak clarified.

SIBU, Sept 26: The Sarawak Road Transport Department (JPJ) has clarified that no Automatic Safety Awareness System (Awas) cameras have been installed in Sarawak yet.

A recent viral message on social media claimed that several Awas cameras had been installed at traffic light intersections in Kuching, Serian, Bintulu, Miri, Sarikei, and Sibu.

“There are no Awas cameras, formerly known as the Automated Enforcement System (AES), installed in this State.

“So far, there has been no decision on the installation of Awas cameras in Sarawak,” said JPJ deputy director Noraini Mohd Nawi, today.

Speaking to the media after officiating at the launch of the state-level JPJ Commercial Vehicle Special Operation at the JPJ Enforcement Station in Stapang, Noraini explained that this is because the installation phase in Peninsular Malaysia has not yet been completed.

“Strictly speaking, the installation of the camera will be done in stages.

“The information spread on social media is not true,” she said.

Also present at the launch of the operation were Sarawak JPJ Enforcement Division Head Maya Morshidi and JPJ Sibu Branch Chief Mohamad Faizal David Jemat. — DayakDaily