There are 455,458 outstanding summonses and arrest warrants – issued since 2010 – against foreign citizens, according to Bukit Aman traffic investigation and enforcement department director Datuk Mahamad Akhir Darus, Bernama reports.

Out of that number, 364,473 are summonses relating to various different offences, while the remaining 90,985 are arrest warrants of foreigners, the department director disclosed. He revealed that Singaporeans have the highest number of outstanding summonses totalling 173,667, while citizens from Brunei have the highest number of arrest warrants, with a total of 77,857 warrants issued.

“Police used the online compound payment system and car number plate scanners to detect vehicle owners who have arrest warrants and outstanding traffic summonses,” Akhir Darus said. “In Ops Saman Tertunggak Warga Asing (OSTWA) since four days ago, 2,735 summonses and 165 arrest warrants were issued after inspecting 6,776 vehicles,” the department director noted.