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Police Arrest 2,012 Traffic Offenders In Ops Warta

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 27 (Bernama) – A total of 2,012 traffic offenders were slapped with warrants of arrest since Ops Warta was launched nationwide on May 19.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said police were confident of arresting traffic offenders who had yet to pay their summonses.

“The operation has entered phase two and we not only mount roadblocks but also visit their office or work place.

“If they are still stubborn, we will continue with Ops Warta,” he told a press conference after a hospital programme to mark 208th Police Day celebration here, today.

Of the total 1.59 million warrants of arrest issued, only 50,000 traffic summonses had been paid.

Khalid said a total of 9,836 traffic offenders surrendered themselves after warrants of arrest were issued for them.

Asked about the ejection of activist Joshua Wong Chi Fung yesterday, he said foreigners who came to Malaysia to incite the people to demonstrate would be expelled.

Wong, 18, who arrived at Penang International Airport at 11.50am yesterday, was sent back to Hong Kong on a 12.50 pm flight.

The Immigration Department has listed the Hong Kong student activist as among those barred from entering the country.

Wong was scheduled to attend ‘The Uprising of Youth and New Social Activism in Singapore and Hong Kong Forum’ at Auditorium A, Komtar, Penang today and also attend forums in Ipoh, Johor Baharu and Kuala Lumpur.- BERNAMA


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