Transport Minister Anthony Loke had decided to write off an approximate RM435 million worth of Automated Enforcement System (AES) summonses. He guaranteed that this is a one off deal and no new summonses will be issued until the 1st of September 2018.
In a press conference, Anthony Loke revealed that the fines are paid to two companies that are not related to the government, ATES and Beta Tegap. The contract to pay these two companies were set up by the previous (BN led) government. He also revealed that the fines paid by offenders will not be a part of the revenue earned by the government, but instead it will only be revenues for the two companies.
He used the word “lopsided”, when describing the event. The next move will be to ensure that these fines will be handled solely by Malaysia’s Road Transport Department.
The National Patriots Association (Patriot) is now forcing an investigation over the “lopsided” contract. The Patriots wants to know who the Directors of the two companies.
Anthony Loke also talked about the previous (BN led) government buying over “large numbers of assets” with RM 555 million taken from the Armed Forces Fund Board (LTAT). Instead of “large numbers of assets”, the government only bought over 40 AES cameras in the country.
LTAT was forced to use their funds under the instuctions of the previous (BN led) government. Therefore, the current (Pakatan Harapan) government will refund the RM555 million that was taken from them.
The Patriots said that the funds were used to take care and fund the retirement of people who served the country. Taking the money is a criminal breach of trust. They pleaded LTAT to exercise their authority and ownership of its vast business to protect the welfare of service personnel and veterans.
By: EL Cheng
Aug 20, 2018 @ 11:45