To give or not give discounts for traffic summonses: Loke to meet police

Transport Minister Loke Siew Fook has suggested that no discount be given for traffic tickets issued. (Bernama pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: Transport Minister Loke Siew Fook will hold a meeting with the police after the Chinese New Year celebrations to find a solution to the issue of giving discounts for traffic summonses.

He was commenting on a statement by Bukit Aman Traffic Enforcement and Investigation Department director Azisman Alias that the police would not be able to get motorists to settle summonses if the government ended the discounts as very few would be keen to pay up.

Loke had suggested on Tuesday that no discount be given to any summonses issued by the Road Transport Department (JPJ) for traffic offences.

He also said he planned to hold talks with the home ministry and the local authorities to persuade them not to offer discounts for traffic summonses issued by them.