RM150 fine for new AES summonses

PUTRAJAYA: New summonses issued under the Automated En­­forcement System (AES) will carry a fine of RM150 effective immediately, said Acting Transport Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein.
He said the fine would increase gradually to the maximum of RM300 if the offender delays settling the summons.
Previously, the penalty was a flat rate of RM300.
“It’s similar to the method used by the police, whereby the longer one delays in paying, the more one has to pay,” he told newsmen after chairing the AES steering committee meeting here yesterday.
Hishammuddin also said following the decision to hand over the enforcement of the system to the police, AES summonses would be issued by them.
“They will have access to the control centre where the driver or vehicle owner is identified using the Road Transport Department (JPJ) database.
“JPJ will assist the enforcement of the law through its Kejara demerit point system,” he said.
On summonses already issued before this, Hishammuddin said the Government needed more time to resolve the matter, and the decision by the Attorney-General’s Chambers to freeze all court proceedings related to AES-related summonses still stands.
Two concessionaires – Beta Tegap Sdn Bhd and ATES Sdn Bhd – were originally awarded the contract to set up the system.
Taking over from the two concessionaires would be the newly set-up AES Solution Sdn Bhd, a government-owned company under the Ministry of Finance Incorporated.
“We will be taking over all their assets, liabilities and system. And yes, we will have to pay compensation,” he said, adding that due diligence would be conducted by a third party.
“An independent auditor will be appointed to evaluate the worth of the companies to ensure transparency. Under my watch, nobody is going to profit from this (take-over).”
It was reported that the two companies would be spending between RM300mil and RM400mil each to set up the system, including installing cameras at 831 locations nationwide.
They began operations on Sept 23 last year with 14 cameras installed in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Perak, with nationwide installation expected to be completed this year.
The system captures still and moving images of vehicles caught speeding or beating traffic lights.

AES to be operated by AES Solutions Sdn Bhd

It’s confirmed – the Automated Enforcement System (AES) will be taken over from private operators ATES and Beta Tegap and will be operated by a government-owned company, AES Solutions Sdn Bhd. This was revealed at a Pemandu press conference in Putrajaya today.
A quick check with the SSM database reveals that AES Solutions was incorporated on September 2, 2013 and has two directors (not shareholders) listed – Maamor Che Alias and Datuk Kamal Mohd Ali. These two directors are listed as part of the senior management of Prokhas, a company wholly owned by the Ministry of Finance.
We reported earlier this week that AES operations have been handed over to PDRM. The controversial AES system was initially outsourced to two private companies, ATES and Beta Tegap. Beta Tegap was supposed to run AES for the southern region, while ATES would be responsible for the rest of the country, including Sabah and Sarawak.
The question that everyone has on their mind right now, but has yet to be answered is this – how much were ATES and Beta Tegap compensated for this transition? It was reported earlier that the AES system would cost an estimated RM300 to RM400 million to build up.
The AES is a network of automatic speed cameras which are supposed to ‘monitor’ traffic in 831 “black spot” areas on highways in addition to stretches of state and federal roads. These locations have been identified by the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (Miros) as having the highest number of fatal accidents. 
Source From : Paul Tan.org

AES – operations officially handed over to PDRM

Some news about the Automated Enforcement System (AES) – it will now be run by the police, Bernamareports. Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi announced that all operational aspects of the system have been handed over to Polis Diraja Malaysia (PDRM).
“I confirm that the AES has been officially handed over to the police. It’s now in force at all locations where the cameras are installed,” he told reporters at an event during the weekend. Thus far, 14 AES cameras are operational in the country – the pilot project units are placed in seven locations in northern Zon A and seven places in central Zon B.
Last month, it was reported that the federal government was looking into taking over the operation and enforcement of the system from the two concessionaires which were appointed to run it. A steering committee was appointed to discuss the matter and determine the direction and expansion of the the AES.
Initially, two private companies, Beta Tegap and ATES, were appointed to run the RM700 million project. Beta Tegap, utilising equipment from Australian-based Redflex Traffic Systems, was supposed to run AES for the southern region, while ATES, which opted for equipment from German company Jenoptik Robot, would be responsible for the rest of the country, including Sabah and Sarawak.
Earlier in July, a news report indicated that as many as 1,079 AES cameras are to be installed nationwide – their locations have yet to be identified, but would be determined by the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety and Research (MIROS) in the near future.
Last year, at the advent of the system’s introduction, it was announced that the cameras were set to be deployed in 831 “black spot” areas on highways as well as stretches of state and federal roads.
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