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The cops are serious. Today, the first day of Ops Warta – the crackdown on motorists with outstanding summonses – has already seen the arrests of 69 people in Selangor, Penang, Kuala Lumpur, Malacca, Perak and Sabah, The Star reports.

“As of 12 pm today, Penang has the highest number of traffic offenders who were arrested (36 arrests), followed by Malacca (24 arrests),” the English-language daily quoted federal traffic police chief SAC Datuk Mohd Fuad Abdul Latiff as saying.

The Sun reports that as of today, 38,000 warrants have been settled, out of a total of 1.59 million. Mohd Fuad said only 260,600 summonses have been settled so far during the operation, and that there remains a “huge number” of outstanding summonses.

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“We still encourage traffic offenders to come forward and settle their summonses,” Mohd Fuad told The Star, adding that arrests will initially be made during roadblocks and workplace visits, before going door-to-door.

The daily adds that 12 people are set to be brought to the Klang court today to be charged for various traffic offences. So pay up those summonses pronto!

You can check if you have outstanding summons through myeg.com.my, rilek.com.my, and at traffic police counters, post offices, Maybank ATMs, plus selected shopping malls and Road Transport Department (JPJ) branches.