According to news reports, all four Pakatan Rakyat-led states have deferred the implementation of the Automated Enforcement System (AES) until further discussions and consultation have been carried out.

The state governments wanted more details on the AES, Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said. “We decided to defer its implementation in Pakatan-led states to allow further consultation and engagement,” he told reporters.

He added that the states were not against the AES, but wanted to ensure that motorists were not unnecessarily penalised by the system.

The decision will affect the installation of 331 cameras out of the 831 cameras nationwide. Set to be deployed in stages, all the cameras will be up and running in 18 months from now. Already, 14 AES cameras have been operational since September 23.

In Selangor, there are a total of 112 speed trap cameras and 28 traffic light cameras scheduled to be installed, while Penang is set to deploy 39 and 18 units respectively. A total of 69 speed trap and 26 traffic light cameras will be implemented in Kedah, while Kelantan is set to install 28 speed trap and 12 traffic light cameras respectively.