Selangor will block the implementation of the Automated Enforcement System (AES) after finding that the Transport Minister did not get the approval from the local authorities to put up the cameras.
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Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim said, following a briefing by the Road Transport Department (JPJ) on Thursday at the Selangor Economic Action Council meeting, that the state government would appoint an independent valuator to review if the ministry had “holistically considered” all necessary procedures before implementing and installing the AES.
“From the briefing, the state government found that the Transport Ministry failed to get the approval for the construction of structures for the AES from the local authorities.
“Therefore, the state government will direct all local councils to inform the ministry that the installation of AES contravened the law and cannot be implemented,” he said in a statement yesterday.
Khalid said the agreement between the Federal Government and the concessionaire should be reviewed before AES was enforced, as the 17% profit margin for the concessionaire was unreasonable.