M’sia: Over 70k arrest warrants issued on Brunei cars

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BRUNEIANS have the highest number of outstanding arrest warrants for traffic offences in Malaysia, Malaysian police said.

According to a Bernama report quoting a Malaysian traffic police official, Bruneians were issued 77,857 arrest warrants for traffic offences since 2010.

Bukit Aman Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department Director Datuk Mahamad Akhir Darus said a total of 455,458 outstanding summonses and arrest warrants were issued against foreigners since 2010.

Out of the number, 364,473 were summonses for various offences while 90,985 were arrest warrants.

Singaporeans had the highest number of outstanding summonses with 173,667, he said.

In October last year, Malaysian police set up blockade operations at the Dataran Jubli Emas in Limbang as well as the toll section of the ASEAN bridge in Miri, where they ordered motorists from Brunei to pull over and settle any outstanding fines.

At the time, Polis Di Raja Malaysia personnel said a total of 77,790 Brunei-registered vehicles were on their blacklist for traffic offences committed from years 2000 to 2014.

Exceeding the speed limit, using phones while driving, not wearing a seatbelt, parking haphazardly and illegally, and driving without a licence were among the common offences committed by Bruneian motorists, the Malaysian police had said.

Motorists who failed to settle the fines had their cars detained by the PDRM during the operations.

It was previously reported that Bruneians can check their previous summons or traffic offences in Malaysia at www.myeg.com.my.

The Brunei Times