Thursday, August 19, 2010

Summons for Offence In Johor Puzzles Local Man

Source: http://www.theborneopost.com/?p=59148
KUCHING: A Chinese man from Mile 22, Kuching-Serian Road near here had a great shock when he received a summons for a traffic offence he denied committing.

DID NOTHING WRONG: Chen (left) and Yong showing the summons and letter received from the police to reporters yesterday.

DID NOTHING WRONG: Chen (left) and Yong showing the summons and letter received from the police to reporters yesterday.

Chen Chee Hen, 44, said he was served with the traffic summons alleging that he committed a traffic offence in Johor early this year when neither he nor his vehicle was in Peninsular Malaysia at that particular time.

Unfortunately, his attempt to explain that he had been wrongly booked for over-speeding in Peninsular Malaysia was rejected by the Traffic Police Headquarters in Bukit Aman, Kuala Lumpur.

Chen, who approached Pending assemblywoman Violet Yong for help yesterday, told reporters that the summons, which alleged that he had committed a traffic offence in Ledang, was served through the post on March 9 this year.

His window van, bearing registration plate QK3613, but described in the summons as a car, was said to have been booked for driving at a speed of 133km per hour when the maximum limit was only 110km an hour.

The offence was said to have been committed by him along Km 172 of the highway at 10.25am on Jan 26 this year.

Denying that he committed the offence and saying neither he nor his van was in Peninsular Malaysia at that particular time, Chen had written to the Traffic Police for explanation and to request for a cancellation of the summons.

Nevertheless, his explanation was rejected and instead, he was asked to check with the nearest Road Transport Department (JPJ) office to verify the vehicle ownership.

Through a letter dated May 20 this year, Bukit Aman Traffic Police also told Chen that they had confirmed with JPJ that the vehicle bearing registration plate QK3613 was officially registered under his name with effect from March 25, 2009 until then.

In response to Chen’s quandary, Yong said that the summons was obviously wrongly served and it was very unprofessional on the part of the Traffic Police recording the traffic offence.

She will soon be writing to Bukit Aman Police headquarters to request for the cancellation of the notice served on Chen.