KUALA LUMPUR: The Automated Enforcement System (AES) will be status quo, until all aspects of the system have been discussed, said acting Transport Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein.
He said the decision was made at an Economic Council meeting chaired by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on Monday.
"We will not make any drastic decisions until all angles are thought through by the Ministry of Transport and those involved directly.
"And today we have involved the leadership and other agencies, including the finance and Bank Negara. We want to handle it in an inclusive and transparent manner and keep the public safe on the road," he told reporters at the Rural and Regional Development Ministry's Aidilfitri open house at Wisma Felcra here.
He said the hot topic among Malaysians was not an easily resolved issue but assured that it would be decided in a manner fair to all.
Last July, Hishammuddin said the AES summons were still in force despite the postponed prosecution process and that the summons should be settled because they were issued in accordance with the law.
However, on Aug 2, he said the summons issue would be discussed in further detail after Hari Raya while stressing that the AES speed trap operations would still be conducted by the Road Transport Department and police.
The AES system, among others, aims at reducing road accidents and so far is operational at 14 locations in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor. - Bernama
Source From : The Star