KLANG: The Automated Enforcement System (AES) issue should no longer be a political issue following the High Court's decision to disallow a municipal council to remove the cameras, Transport Minister Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha said.
“Politicians should not use the issue to gain political mileage and woo voters in the general election.
“From the very beginning, the implementation of the AES was aimed at saving lives.
“Likewise, politicians should stop taking advantage of the issue for their own personal gain,” he said at a press conference after a ceremony to celebrate the 100th million container handled in Port Klang by North Port (M) Bhd here yesterday.
Earlier in the day, the Kuala Lumpur High Court ruled that the Sepang Municipal Council had no power over the construction of structures, including AES structures, on federal roads.
The court ruled that only the Works Ministry had jurisdiction over these structures.
Welcoming the decision, Kong said: “We have to respect the country's laws and regulations as we are governed by them.
“It is important that the rule of law must prevail, not only for road users but also municipal councils.”
On the port's achievement, he attributed the success to the country's economic transformation programmes and positive economic growth in China, Japan and Korea.
Source From : The Star