PETALING JAYA- SELANGOR executive councillor Ronnie Liu said the state government has suspended all Automated Enforcement System (AES) cameras in the state.
Thus, motorists issued with AES summonses in the state can ignore the fines, Nanyang Siang Pau and Sin Chew Daily reported today.
In his Facebook posting on Monday, Liu said: "MB (Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim) has decided to suspend the AES system in Selangor until and unless we have a good system."
According to Nanyang, he said all AES cameras in the state are illegal and invalid as they are installed without approvals from the local authorities.
Liu, who is local government, research and development committee chairman, said the state government had twice invited the AES operators to send their representatives for briefings but none turned up on both occasions.
"Obviously, they have no sincerity in discussing the issue with the state government; neither do they respect the state government and the local authorities," he said, confirming the suspension of the AES until further notice.
According to Road Transport Department figures, Selangor will have the most AES cameras, totalling 112 once the system is fully implemented.
Liu said all development plans in the state require planning permits from the local authority.
The state government has a good reason to intervene in the implementation of AES as no application for AES has been received so far.
On concerns that the state government has no power to stop the federal government-initiated system, Liu said if motorists are hauled to courts over AES summonses issued in Selangor, the state government will provide proof during the hearings that the system is illegal and invalid.
He said the state government is taking a wait-and-see stand and has no immediate plans to dismantle the AES cameras.
He said today's (exco) meeting will look further into the system.