Ops Pewa: JPJ issues over 200 notices, mostly to foreigners driving commercial vehicles

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KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 207 notices were issued by the Road Transport Department (JPJ) for various offences, especially to foreigners driving commercial vehicles, during an operation in Kepong and Batu Muda.


Kuala Lumpur JPJ deputy director Erick Jusiang said foreigners were not permitted to drive commercial vehicles.

“We received intelligence that there were many foreigners driving commercial vehicles.

“Regardless of whether they received permission from the employers or otherwise, foreigners are not allowed to drive commercial vehicles.

“We conducted the operation, codenamed ‘Ops Pewa’, with the Immigration Department,” he told a press conference at JPJ headquarters here on Tuesday (June 20).

The department also seized 39 vehicles including 15 lorries and 22 motorcycles as the drivers or riders were foreigners, he said.

“Among the other offences were driving without a licence or insurance,” he added.

The Immigration Department also detained 54 foreigners aged between 35 and 45 for several offences, Erick said.

“Those detained were 13 Bangladeshis, 10 Pakistanis, 10 Indian nationals, 12 Myanmar nationals and nine Indonesians.


“They have been brought to Immigration headquarters for further investigation,” he said.

Erick said their employers will also be called up to assist in the investigation.

“We urge employers not to hire foreign drivers as it is an offence.

“We urge those with information on foreigners driving commercial vehicles to contact the JPJ,” he said.

The JPJ has conducted 11 Ops Pewa with the Immigration Department since this year.

“We issued 564 notices and seized 121 vehicles.

“Overall, we have taken action against 190 foreigners for driving commercial vehicles,” he said.

– The Star

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