The politics of camera-based AES

ROAD EXPERIMENT: Pakatan boycott may prove to be the ultimate test of the system

IS it me, or is there anyone else who feels that the whole protest about the implementation of the Automated Enforcement System (AES) just does not add up?
Incidentally, the camera-based traffic monitoring system is being criticised not for what it is expected to do, but because of the companies operating it, allegedly cronies and thus justifiably to be given the whole political treatment by the federal opposition.
With elections around the corner, four Pakatan Rakyat-controlled states have decided not to go ahead with the AES. This is understandable if one is burnishing one's populist credentials -- cronies making money from the poor taxpayers, surely this cannot be allowed!

Read more: New Straits Times 
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