Not everyone is happy with the government’s new Automated Enforcement System (AES) to nab speedsters and rule breakers, but some have took their displeasure beyond mamak shop talk. Bernama reports that four of seven AES cameras installed in Perak since October have been vandalised.

Perak Road Transport Department director Ramli Awg Seberang revealed that the four vandalised AES cameras were situated at KM 205.6 near Kamunting, KM 373.2 in Slim River along the PLUS North-South Highway, Sungkai (Route 1 trunk road) and Jalan Pasir Putih in Ipoh.

“The cameras were either damaged or splashed with paint. We have categorised the cases as serious vandalism,” he told reporters during a briefing for government agencies, NGOs and the media yesterday. Ramli added that the private companies that had installed the cameras are also responsible for their maintenance and repair, and they had lodged police reports on the matter.

The acts of vandalism did not happen just in Perak, but in Selangor as well. Sepang OCPD Supt Imran Abdul Rahman told The Star that cameras located at KM 301.6 of the PLUS highway near Sungai Besi and KM 6.6 on the South Klang Valley Expressway highway were sprayed with red paint.

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