Utter confusion

Utter confusion.

If you have received a notice of speeding under the AES system, do you now pay up or not? What about if you received a notice under AES and then a summons from police for the same offence, what recourse do you have?

The government has said that it is merely studying  the legal aspects of the  AES system and not suspending it. But what if the legal issues cannot be resolved? If that is the case, will our Parliamanet amend existing laws just for the sake of AES?

If there are legal issues and these  cannot be resolved, what about those who have been summoned to court and paid up, do they get a refund?

We have heard that the system has been under study for many years. From the mouths of those Highers-up (and presumably wise people), you would think that this system is almost perfect.  Why haven’t the legal issues been considered during the supposedly thorough study period?

Aren’t those responsible too hasty to defend the system when not every aspect has been thoroughly studied? (If they have been thoroughly studied, the AG would not have to resort to reviewing). Are they not making fools of themselves?

I am all for stricter enforcement, as posted in my previous post on AES. But i have been saying that enforcement should not be outsourced, and it should be done by our police and JPJ officers, and not outsourced to private companies whose mainly purpose is to make money.

So now, amidst these confusion, we await further clarifications from all those ‘wise’ people.

confusion(courtesy of piggybankblog)

This article also appeared in Malaysian Insider and Malaysia chronicle.


8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Taikohtai
    Dec 21, 2012 @ 14:50:11

    Unlike corporations, politicians do not think and plan long term. Despite being in power for over half a decade, BN know that they can only plan until the next GE now that a two party system has become a reality in Malaysia. As a result, most of BN’s recent policies are not even half baked as they are formulated and implemented while on the run as they juggle innumerous plates at the same time, with Pakatan sniffer and watch dogs snapping at their heels at every turn!
    Malaysia politicians must be bold enough to segregate business from politics like what is the norm with most developed Western democracies. The mindset must be changed so that the real business of going into public service is to serve the country first, not enriching oneself and family. It may take a bit longer for such maturity to ascend but Pakatan is already ahead of the game compared to the incumbents. Way ahead, if I may add.


  2. Jayendran
    Dec 21, 2012 @ 17:26:34

    Dr. Hsu. These people are too wise so they become crafty. They want to collect money from us and they will be bent on doing that. All this “show” is because GE-13 is around the corner (long corner) and they don’t want to rock the boat. At the same time, they cannot contain it and the public don’t like the AES.

    So they are caught between a rock and a hard place. They will come back with a vengeance should they win GE-13. When it comes to legality it doesn’t quite matter. It’s the same prejudicial approach taken by RTD to deny you renewal of your road tax when you have unsettled police summonses.

    A lawyer in Ipoh brought them to court and they lost but still the practice continued in a contemptuous way. The minister even dared the others to bring their grouse to court. The Police and RTD are separate entities. Moreover, there could be a dispute. So the RTD should not act in collusion.

    It is not a question of fundamental rights anymore when you are dealing with an administration that don’t uphold such principles. Here, it’s “elephant tramp on everybody” !!


  3. CYC
    Dec 21, 2012 @ 21:42:07

    The modus operandi of BN is so simple : just do it regardless of what will be hindrances. Should they found any non compliance they can always backdate the relevant approval or amend the laws. Just look through the recently published outflow of illicit money from Malaysia, you will see the sudden surge of 100% from year 2009 to 2010. What does that implied? You don’t need to be an expert to at least guess the reason behind.


  4. Li Li Fa
    Dec 22, 2012 @ 06:29:10

    Outsourcing is a term practised most religiously by the financial and banking industry. Now many industries have jumped onto the band-wagon- the gravy train as it were.

    Why does an organisation need to outsource? Is it because of lack of expertise, or for want of professional help to achieve its orginisational objectives? What objectives? Personal or organisational? Is there any marriage of objectives – personal and organisational? Meaning, is there any conflict of interest involved?

    One can form a company and bid for outsourcing business from that organisation which has the one on the board. I am not saying all organisations are like that. But to prevent any untoward incidents (for the interest of the public) it is best the outsourcing to be scrutinised by an independent committee whose members have nothing to do with the management of the orgnisation.

    All these parties, the Legislature, Police and JPJ have their own functions, duties and responsibilities. They need to deliberate on decisions thoroughly for the interest of the public. Financial and personal interests come first or interest of the public?

    Now things have to be soughted out fast for the interest of the public.


  5. Tomyam
    Dec 22, 2012 @ 08:48:41

    There is a danger when a government adopt the ‘outsource mentality’. Frontier law enforcement and defence matters should not be outsourced to private company. Defence assets such as fighter aircraft, battle tanks, submarines and ships should be maintained by service personnel. Only third lines repair or heavy maintenance tasks that involves specialised processes, skill personnels and controlled maintenance environment that warrant repair should be outsourced to qualified and approved contractors. there will be utter confusion is front-line task is given to private company especially in time of war or public disorder. There should be a white paper to clearly defined what is legal in term of privatization of government services especially on law enforcement and defence of the nation.


  6. Simple Sense
    Dec 25, 2012 @ 00:16:17

    When governance is driven by misplaced motivations, many policies and their implementations do not go well. It appears more as chaotic than confusion in the sum of total.


  7. klm
    Dec 26, 2012 @ 12:12:46

    What happens to the buck stop here thing? The buck is supposed to stop with Najib. I wonder what is he doing?


  8. Simple Sense
    Jan 06, 2013 @ 23:10:22

    I was driving from Melaka to Ipoh on the north south highway. There were AES at several spots in states under Pakatan. The real interesting observation is 99% of the drivers complied to the speed limit, something encouraging. The remaining 1% where the drivers keep speeding like in a car race is a mix between cars with single digit plates, and cars with Singapore plates. In fact, every single Singapore car was speeding like hell. Then it dawn on me that AES is god sent for Singapore cars because there is no way the tickets can be delivered to Singapore and there is no policemen to stop them for tickets as in a conventional speed trap. These foreign drivers must be laughing their ass out at our wise politicians! So much for intelligence and wisdom, it is only greed there is!


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