The police are studying the feasibility of expanding the scope of the online e-Reporting system to include making police reports for traffic and crime cases, Bernama reports.

According to Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar, the inspector-general of police, a request had been made to the attorney-general’s chambers to study the plan, as the move will have legal implications.

“Currently, the e-Reporting system cannot be used for making police reports on crime cases and traffic complaints as this has legal implications. I hope this can be resolved fast for the facility to benefit all,” he said.

At present, the system is only able to handle reports that do not involve criminal cases or do not require further investigation by the police – it can be used for reporting the loss of an identity card, driving licence, road tax slip, passport, credit or ATM card, mobile phone and laptop, as well as for cases of runaway domestic maids.

The e-Reporting application, which was launched in March, can only be used in Kuala Lumpur by Malaysians aged 18 years and above, but Khalid said its availability will be extended nationwide soon.