The transport ministry has denied the claim made by a Chinese daily that three Automated Enforcement System (AES) cameras have been installed at three locations in Miri, Sarawak this year, Bernama reports.

The ministry said via a statement that only seven new areas have been identified as AES locations. The AES cameras and the Kejara demerit points system are integrated under Automated Awareness Safety System (AWAS), which began operating on April 15.

“Reports that said 831 units of cameras were installed throughout the country, including 18 units in Sarawak is not true,” the ministry stated. It added that it had never set a specific number of cameras to be installed.

The ministry also refuted the claims made in the same report, which said that AWAS would take over the entire enforcement of traffic offences from the police, stating that both systems will be under the supervision of the police.

In related news, Bernama reports that AES cameras are being set up in selected locations on the Peninsular, along the East Coast Highway 2 (LPT2). The cameras are being installed by PLUS Malaysia on the highway stretches at Chukai, Kijal and Paka.