The Question of Summons, Can You Appeal Against Them and Where Do You Pay Them?

A motorist, be it a driver or a motorcyclists, ideally is expected to know traffic rules and regulations. Malaysians should be a little bit versed with Akta 333 or the R.T.O. (Road Transport Act) 1978.

No matter how careful a motorist is, he or she will inevitably receive a summons one day.

Is there anyone who has never at all been summoned before?

A summons can be either be a Town Council summons (Majlis Perbandaran’s) or a Police summons. Some may even receive summons issued by the J.P.J (Road Transport Department) itself.

Why are summons issued?

Summons are necessary to ensure drivers follow rules and regulations. In short, drivers have to be “disciplined”. People say Malaysian drivers lack discipline. Whether true or otherwise, is something arguable.

Now, getting back to the question of summons itself, “tickets” issued by the Council authorities normally involve “parking” offences and non payment of parking meters.

To my knowledge, and differing from place to place, they can vary anything from RM30 to RM100. Usually, these summons are compoundable. Pay these compounds, and everything will go well.

Where do you settle these summons, so may inquire?

At the council’s office, of course. Unless you are one of a stubborn nature, or one who likes to “oppose” things, pay up these summons as soon as possible.

Don’t assume the authorities concerned will not take action against you. They might be slow in doing things, compared to the Police or J.P.J. Believe me, they will haul you to court, if they have to.

Coming to the question of can you appeal against summons issued by Council? Of course you can. Should you possess good, valid reasons to support your case, why not? But as reiterated earlier, the amount payable is “negligible”. The suggestion is, pay up and get all the feelings of panic away from your mind.

Now, let’s move onto summons issued by the police authorities. The police can issue you tickets or summons for a variety of reasons. For “no parking”, using “handphones”, “not stopping at traffic lights”, “speeding”, “non possession of driving license” and “expired road taxes”. The list goes on and on. Usually “fines” vary from RM100 – RM 300.

The fines are normally of 2 types:

a)      Compound

b)      “Appear in Court” before a Magistrate or a Judge

Normally 1 month is given to settle these summons. Settle these summons at the local police station.

Can you appeal should you feel unhappy about certain things?

Of course you can. Go to the traffic department of the local police station. See a high ranking officer, preferably the Assistant Superintendent of Police (A.S.P.) to voice your appeal. If you have good reasons, it is sure your summons will be lowered.

However, if you should possess some friends, you could even get them to seek the good office of officers who are in some other locations, towns or police stations to help you reduce the amount summoned.

I have some “high ranking” officer friends who used to settle parking offences for only RM30. With issuance of official receipts, mind you. Parking offences by Police are around RM70 – RM100.

But, if you get a Police summons, which require you to appear before the Court, then you have no alternative.

Ensure you attend the court case as scheduled. Failure to do so will mean you “losing” the case and judgment will be given against you. The next step that follows will be a “warrant” of arrest can be issued against you.

At times, a summons that is issued is “open”. In such a case, the driver is provided the choice to either “pay the summons” (compound) or elect to be hauled to court”. The choice remains with you. My advice is, pay up the compound!

Finally, let’s deal with the J.P.Js summons. This department can issue summons for “speeding”, using “handphones while driving”, “not wearing seat belts”, “not possessing valid licenses” and even “not affixing P onto your windscreen”.

For simpler offences, compounds are given. RM300 is the usual amount. Some summons, like having no license, license expired and no road taxes will mean the driver has to “appear before the court”.

Can one appeal against the summons?

Certainly so! Go to the J.P.J nearest office. See the Ketua Pengarah or Director to put forward your appeal.

Good luck to you!

Like summons issued by police, some J.P.J. summons give you the choice to elect whether you wish it compounded or do you wish to elect appearing in court. The choice is yours.

For advice on court proceedings as to how summons are dealt with in the above, you have to seek legal advice from your lawyers.

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  1. James March 9, 2010 at 1:42 am - Reply

    Good write up but I do not necessarily agree with your opinion that we should just pay up and forget about the legal hassle. What if the police was wrong? I was recently summoned by the traffic police for the offence of “not wearing my seatbelt”. I was the driver and I was wearing the seat belt when they conducted an “operasi” to catch motorists who don’t wear seat belt. Naturally, I protested but to no avail because they insist I was wrong.

    So, they issued me the summon (the white piece with a month to settle the compound or appear in court). Because I was innocent I refused to sign the summon but it was still issued. Now, can you advise what I should do? Pay up even though I was innocent OR appear in court eventhough I know the case will be postponed for God knows how many times?

    P/s I don’t think they have any photographic proof as it was an “operasi” if you know what I mean

    • Cikgu Yap March 9, 2010 at 2:55 pm - Reply

      Firstly, readers are welcomed to disagree with my contention / opinions. But remember James, in life we have to be practical.

      Go to court by all means. Appeal, argue, fight out the case. It’s within your right. But don’t forget, eventually, the Hakim will usually side the government officer who summoned you.

      What if the case is postponed over and over again for years. Are you willing to bear the hassle? Is it worthwhile sticking to your principles then?

      Think over carefully what I have advised you to do in the article. If after pondering over it carefully, you still feel the same way, by all means, drop me another line. Maybe we’ll adjourn to a coffee shop nearby and continue our debate :)

      Best of luck and take care. Nice having you disagree with me anyway.

  2. James March 10, 2010 at 12:46 am - Reply

    Thanks for the reply. But you seem to be of the opinion that the police is the judge, jury and executioner. I will pursue this and will bear with the hassle. Maybe it’s because not many are willing to bear with the hassle. I am willing because I am innocent. Ever thought of that possibility? How can they randomly pick out a motorist and accuse them of commiting an offence? OK, if they have evidence in the form of photographs then you can say I am at the losing end. But they are human too and can make mistake. FYI, I was wearing a dark shirt when they “caught” me and my car’s seat belt is dark too. Can one discount the possibility that in an blink of an eye, the cop mistakenly thought I wasn’t wearing the belt?

    Yes I know the case will be postponed time and time again. Frankly they can postpone it till my coffin is ready and I will fight it. Afterall, how can I admit guilt when I am innocent. I know this is Malaysia but it’s time the little guy stands up for his right. Don’t you think so?

    • Cikgu Yap March 12, 2010 at 10:12 am - Reply

      This blog rests. Your opinions are respected.

  3. Melissa March 25, 2010 at 1:15 pm - Reply

    i think for the Kesalahan Code Number 2 (parking issue) is normally paid for RM30.00. If i’m wrong pls tell me because i just went to paid SAMAN and the gal told like that Kesalahan Code Number1 is RM70.00(meletak kereta di kawasan yang tidak sesuai walaopun tidak anggu orang lain) and Kesalahan Code Number2 is RM30.00(parking issue – vehicle nv park in the parking lot with properly.)

    • Cikgu Yap March 28, 2010 at 12:04 pm - Reply

      Simple parking offenses normally RM30. Other offenses (Saman No.1) should be RM70.

  4. RAIN August 18, 2010 at 8:55 pm - Reply

    i also hv the totally same situation wif james…i m very unhappy, because i m wearing my seat belt all the time…but i also refuse to sign the summons because i m innocent… but what i can do ??nothings!!this is malaysia!! they say other police who hide in the road side has saw that i m nt wearing my seat belt…OMG, i think that ppl need to check his eyes, since we have contribute so much money into gov!!!

    • Cikgu Yap August 21, 2010 at 7:57 am - Reply

      If you feel you’re in the right, go ahead, fight for it. Best to you.

  5. feelingsky August 24, 2010 at 10:10 am - Reply

    I had same case like James. The cops caught us and said the driver which my bf is talking with phone yet the people talked in phone is me which sit co driver side. my bf went out from car to talk with cops and protested too. but the cops keep saying my bf is guilty. one of the cop came over and ask me to mengaku that my bf is talking with phone. Hu.. I told him that i am talking with my phone and we are innocent. eventually, they just gone without saying anything and leave us beside the road. What is the cops want from us?

    I need some advice from Cikgu Yap.
    I got a summons recently which not wearing seatbelt while driving.
    I refused to sign because I had placed my seatbelt before they tahan me.
    They dun even talk much to me and straight away charge me 2 offences which is not putting seatbelt and refused to sign and ask me appeal to the court.
    my frentold me if you put ur seatbelt before they caught u, u have right no to guilty.
    Is this correct?
    PLease advice which way is better for me to settle …
    TQ ^^

    • Cikgu Yap August 26, 2010 at 8:48 pm - Reply

      When seen by the police you weren’t wearing a seatbeat, you were in the wrong. Refusing to sign for the summons issued, will get you another summons. Either you pay up the amount of RM600 or appear in court.

      • feelingsky August 27, 2010 at 12:28 pm - Reply

        RM600? no compound ?

        • Cikgu Yap September 1, 2010 at 11:22 am - Reply

          You can however ask for a discount. Good luck.

  6. Jack September 20, 2010 at 4:23 pm - Reply

    Hi Cikgu,

    I got a saman that is not compoundable, and I went to the police station to try to settle the saman but he says we need to appear in court instead.

    I am wondering what we should do in this case. Thanks for your advice.


    • Cikgu Yap September 28, 2010 at 9:19 pm - Reply

      Certain summons like license expired and road tax expired are court cases. You have to appear before a magistrate or hakim.

  7. Michael October 26, 2010 at 10:27 pm - Reply

    Cikgu Yap, Need advise. Met with accident where my car hit the other car. As I not currently unemployed, I cannot paid the repair and both make police report for insurance claim. However, police still issue me summon(uncompounded), need to appear in court if not settle by early next month. I still haven’t get a job. Can I appeal in court and request for reduction as still have other commitments? Will appear in court means I have record of appearing in court where most job application form(to be filled) will have columns asking whether One has committed offence and appear in court?
    Pls advice urgently.TQ

    • Cikgu Yap November 2, 2010 at 12:33 am - Reply

      Summons can be compounded. No need to go to court. You can request for a reduction. Pay up summons. It will not jeopardize your job application. Don’t worry.

  8. John November 9, 2010 at 5:47 pm - Reply

    Just to ask, any way to settle the warrant of arrest?

    • Cikgu Yap November 12, 2010 at 4:33 pm - Reply

      As far as I am aware, a warrant of arrest costs any department approximately RM200. You are advised to contact the relevant department to settle the issue. You will also have to discuss with them how to settle the earlier summons against you.

  9. akam November 22, 2010 at 1:09 pm - Reply

    last night i went to kl and made a u-turn at jalan sultan ismail, in front of hard rock cafe traffic light.. by that time there’s a policeman car stopped me and said i’ve made a u-turn.. then i said i didn’t see any “no u-turn sign” at that road.. but they still summons me..
    may i know how much i need to pay for the u turn summons?
    in the summons form stated “you’re hereby ordered to appear in person or by a counsel” before magistrate court at jln duta kl on 21/01/2010.. do i have to attend this or can i just pay the summons?.. just lazy to go to court..
    and at the bottom of the form stated “if the offence is compaundable, you are advised to have the offence compounde at trafik before 22/12/2010
    pls i need advise..

    • Cikgu Yap November 26, 2010 at 9:05 pm - Reply

      Making a U turn at traffic lights is an offense. If an officer of the law wishes to summon you, he has every right to do so. My reference tells me a U turn offense carries a RM300 fine. However, I think you can ask the fine to be compounded. Also request for a deduction. Do it before 22/12/2010 though.

  10. allen November 24, 2010 at 11:06 pm - Reply

    nice to meet you cikgu yap

    thanks to my third brake light malfunctioning this morning, I have been summoned by a police officer (he gave me a hint to offer ‘help’ but i asked him to summon me instead)
    gosh…this is my first time ever so far

    may i know how much shd i pay for?
    any advice if i can appeal?

    thanks for your help

    • Cikgu Yap November 28, 2010 at 11:08 pm - Reply

      You can be summoned if a 3rd brake light malfunctions. My reference source tells me this fine is RM150. Appeal for the amount to be lowered.

  11. wan December 28, 2010 at 5:05 pm - Reply

    Good evening there , Cikgu Yap.

    lately as i renew my road tax of the car that i purchase 1 years ago I’ve come to realize there are unsettle summons from the previous owner what should I do ?

    the second issue is that I’ve a speeding summons amounted 300 but given a incentive amount to 150 , as I’m a student and taking a loan from PTPTN I do not have that much of extra cash can i appeal for further reduction ? If yes , who should i appeal from ?

    Thanks .

    • Cikgu Yap December 28, 2010 at 10:17 pm - Reply

      If you fail to settle the summonses of the previous owner, then your car would become blacklisted. Regarding the 2nd summons, currently the government is giving a 50% discount already. I doubt very much if yo can get further discount. Anyway, no harm trying. Best of luck to you.

      • wan December 29, 2010 at 5:46 pm - Reply

        Thanks , Cikgu Yap for your reply.

  12. bobby January 4, 2011 at 9:19 am - Reply

    i just got summon from traffic cops at JB nearby the malaysia custom shell….. i came out from a one way street….. he charge me 2 summon n told me rm600…. my bro did the same offence another officer told him rm 400….. how do i appeal….. do anyone have the email address cuz i feel uncomfatable goin down the station…. they were saying if u pay within 15 days u will get 50% off……

    wat is traffic cops….???

    • Cikgu Yap January 7, 2011 at 10:11 am - Reply

      You can appeal with the department that summoned you. Then pay up quickly to get the current 50%. Don’t do it next time. Work fast. The discount period is about to over.

  13. Tan February 14, 2011 at 11:22 am - Reply

    I received a summon notice posted to my house address stated i have offenced traffic rules in Johor Bahru.

    In fact, im in KL not JB at time and date of the said Summon Notice issued.

    How should i appeal for the same?

    • Cikgu Yap February 18, 2011 at 7:21 pm - Reply

      Such things do happen. You are advised to go to the nearest JPJ office to talk to them.

  14. LL March 16, 2011 at 12:41 pm - Reply

    i got a summon yesterday near the causeway. I made a u-turn when i was not supposed to. I was stopped by a cop and he told me alot of things in malay. I do not know where to pay my compound, i do not know how to pay. Please advice. It is the typical appear in person before magistrate court ….. and at the bottom if the offence is compoundable, you are advised to have the offence compounded at ( i can’t figure out what he is writing).

    Please advice where do i settle this thing. according to this website
    the parking fee is 70rm.
    Is it reliable?

    • Cikgu Yap March 21, 2011 at 2:44 pm - Reply

      Pay summons JPJ at branch of JPJ office. Police summons payable at police station. U-turn offenses can be compounded. Not necessary to go t court.

  15. Hugo chong May 6, 2011 at 4:54 pm - Reply

    i got a summon in march 2011 that is not wearing a seat belt, which is my fault. The summon need me to attent the court at 5/5/2011 which on yesterday. So yesterday i go, when arrive outside the court, they are few white shirt traffic cop sitting outside. So i ask them regarding my summon. One of the traffic cop which is a sarjan explain to me this summon will cost me RM300.00 & willing to help me settle if i pay RM150.00. So i starting curiuos izzit the right way to do. But those others traffic cops keep saying that i should let them settle for me or else i need to attend court. At the end dont knowing izzit the right way, i decide pay them. We xchange mobile number, will call me when settled & collect resit.

    • Cikgu Yap May 11, 2011 at 7:18 pm - Reply

      Hope and pray you have done the right thing and you are not cheated.

  16. Kenny May 12, 2011 at 2:40 pm - Reply

    I am driving a singapore registered car and recently got a summon becuase the back pessenger did not put the seat belt at the back seat. As far as I know the seat belt rule only apply to malaysian registered car and not singapore registered. I think it was from PDRM and there is a court date there. Do you think I should pay the summon or any other suggestions ? Thanks.

    • Cikgu Yap May 22, 2011 at 8:34 am - Reply

      Beg to differ that you seems to have misconstrued the law of back seat belts. Irregardless of whether it is Malaysian or Singapore car, the requirement to wear seat belts at the back seats remain the same. As such, settle the summons as soon as possible.

  17. Reeve May 20, 2011 at 7:32 pm - Reply

    I just got a summon from police cox of talking phone and he wrote alot of thing that I cant c so clearly but is related to the you are hereby ordered to appear in person or by a counsel before majistrate court at dunno which place (I CAN’T SEE CLEARLY) on 21/7/2011..and if the offence is compoundable, you are advised to have the offence compound at trafik before 21/6/201…

    I must attend the court?but his handwriting I don’t really can see…. Or I just settle at the nearest police station…? Or pay the summon at JPJ or…? Serious need advise here..thanks..Hope to get ur reply ASAP..THX

    • Cikgu Yap May 23, 2011 at 11:24 am - Reply

      Settle summons at nearest police station quickly. No need to attend court.

  18. Fran cheong July 6, 2011 at 2:36 pm - Reply

    Hi, hope that the website is still active. My friend was booked for not wearing seat belt today. The summon says to appear in court . But the summon given to him was a carbon copy. Is the carbon copy a valid summon?

    • Cikgu Yap July 12, 2011 at 2:14 pm - Reply

      Carbon copy summon is valid. Pay up the summons soon.

  19. Wendy July 27, 2011 at 2:05 pm - Reply


    Need your advise, my friend just got summon talking on the phone while driving. He was asked to attend court hearing in September. I thought they will usually give you a summon ticket first then if you insist on not paying they will ask you to attend court. Does it still apply? or my friend was being stubborn that’s why he got to go court.
    Also may i know what will happen in court? and how much he needs to pay after that and if there are any consequences i.e revoke of license or etc?

    Thanks hope to get your reply soon.

    P/S: i was the one he was talking to on the phone :(

    • Cikgu Yap August 1, 2011 at 3:08 pm - Reply

      Your friend’s summons is compoundable. No need to attend court. Fine approximately RM150 – RM300. Try appealing for lower rates. Your license status probably not affected.

  20. Jerry August 17, 2011 at 3:00 pm - Reply


    Need your advise, I potong Q a JPJ officer. He gave me a Form 2 and there is no indication of the summon will cost. But it asked me to appear in court in 2 months time.

    I just check myEG and found the summon cost RM300.

    but based on here,

    the summon should only cost RM70.

    so i am confused now.

    1) Do i still go to court?
    2) Why the summon is so much higher?


    • Cikgu Yap August 19, 2011 at 2:34 pm - Reply

      Cutting Q is a RM300 fine. Though you’re asked to appear in court, try to have the summons compounded/ Also attempt to appeal for lower fine. Learn from past experience.

  21. Anddrew September 1, 2011 at 10:24 pm - Reply

    Hi Cikgu Yap,

    i got a summon for not wearing a seatbelts from traffic police on 27/8/2011…

    it is written there that “you are hereby ordered to appear in person or by a counsel before Magistrate Court at Jalan Duta on 27/10/2011 time 9am”

    next at the bottom, the police did not clarify weather or not that the offence is compoundable or not compoundable,

    and he also did not write down the last date for me to do compound my offence.

    So my question is:
    1. Whether or not i can compound the offence? or is it a must for me to appear in court?

    • Cikgu Yap September 7, 2011 at 2:24 pm - Reply

      Seat belts summons are normally compoundable. You have 1 month to settle the amount. Try to request for a lower amount.

  22. Cheyenne September 5, 2011 at 7:14 pm - Reply

    Hi Cikgu Yap,

    I would like to seek your advice… my dad has received a summon from JPJ Alor Setar with the following offences:
    – run away from authority
    – no seat belt
    – drive in the opposite direction
    JPJ requested him to send the car for 100% check.

    My dad already sold the car, but the buyer did not bother to transfer the ownership. When my dad realized the car is still under his name (he got a parking summon from MPPP), he lodged a police report and informed JPJ to blacklist the car. He immediately replied JPJ Alor Setar with all the necessary documents. 1 year later, JPJ sent him another summon as he failed to send the car for 100% check. He needs to either settle the compound or appear in court.

    How shall we proceed to settle this problem? We tried to contact the buyer but she said she already sold the car to another person ( I am not sure how she could do that).

    Appreciate your advice.

    • Cikgu Yap September 8, 2011 at 7:42 pm - Reply

      It is noted that your dad has committed no less than 5 violations. You are advised to see JPJ authorities to settle the above violation immediately. Regarding your dad’s request that the authorities blacklist the car that he has sold off, JPJ cannot comply with your dad’s request. The authorities demand that you dad’s car be sent for a 100% check appears to be the most serious violation. In conclusion, your dad seems to be the only one who can solve the problem that he has created.

  23. Celine October 4, 2011 at 2:44 pm - Reply

    Hi Cikgu Yap,

    I’m just got a summon on Sunday which is turn into “one way”, the summon i got is asked me to attend on court on 2-Nov. Can I choose to pay instead of attend on court next month?! It’s really troublesome & I have to work on 2-Nov morning. And, will I get a discount of 50% if I pay within this 15 days?!

    Hope can get your advise soon as I can rush the “Golden Hour” to pay off the summon.

    • Cikgu Yap October 8, 2011 at 10:24 pm - Reply

      You have committed a very minor offence. See the authority which issued the summons. Ask them to compound the offence. Thus, you’ll not have to attend court on the 2nd of Nov.

  24. David October 21, 2011 at 10:53 am - Reply

    I was fined in Damansara Endah for illegal parking 1/4/2011. But i parked at a housing area without any yellow lines. When i went for appeal in DBKL. She told me there wasn’t any yellow box or you might have parked closed to a drain hence the fine. I still submitted my appeal. I only received my appeal feedback in Oct and they wrote that the appeal failed requesting me to pay RM100 not stating any reason. I find it inadequate.
    Can i still appeal and get them to send me prove like a photo? In fact on the same day the officer fined plenty of cars which i find inappropriate and i did take photos of it myself. I believe the fine was becoz it was the beginning of the quarter “Quotas needed”. Since that day, no fines has been dished out for parking in the housing area but only on the main road which has yellow lines.
    Please advice

    • Cikgu Yap October 25, 2011 at 7:31 pm - Reply

      In certain housing estates under jurisdiction DBKL/ MBSJ, parking there is disallowed. You have no choice but to accept the above action of the authorities.

  25. Karen November 7, 2011 at 6:40 pm - Reply

    Dear Cikgu Yap,

    I have similar question as Anddrew. i got a summon for crossing the double line.. again, the police did not clarify weather or not that the offense is compoundable or not compoundable.

    It is written there that “If this is not compoundable, you are hereby ordered to appear in person or by a counsel before Magistrate Court at Jalan Duta on 4 January 2012” and if this is compoundable, you need pay the compound by 29 December 2011.

    What should i do? am i allow to pay or it is a must for me to appear in court?

    • Cikgu Yap November 17, 2011 at 4:42 pm - Reply

      Normally, in cases like yours, it is possible for the offense to be compounded. Quickly go to the authorities that issued the summons and pay up. Not necessary to go to court.

  26. ssnl November 14, 2011 at 10:11 am - Reply

    Hello,Cikgu Yap
    how to protest gorverment to use own birth date as driving renewal date,because i dont like (also many friends) dont like to show the age and birthday when visit a condominium to keep the driving liscen at guard house,,i got a friend KENA bomoh-bomoh used a bad guard to copy down her birthday and make black magic to her,cause she and mum ask the TOKONG,,now she is ok already.
    Even i also dont know my brirthday when too busy,cause no one remind me the brithday,i only copy down renewal license date,,thx for telling me if you know which department and pls help to protest too.( NOTE:IC not allowed to leave in guard house,no one can keep personal ic)

    • Cikgu Yap November 17, 2011 at 4:43 pm - Reply

      Although there are the pros and cons for using our birthday in our licenses, complaining or protesting about it, I feel that it would be a futile effort. My suggestion to you is accept it in good faith.

      • tan November 20, 2011 at 9:34 pm - Reply

        I had just received a posted Bkt Aman police summon for speeding in March 2008. Why does it take 3 years for a summon to be issued? I cannot remember where I was 3 years ago. During the last summon discount exercise, I had checked on rilek and there was no outstanding summon for my proton wira. This summon states the vehicle as van persendirian while I am driving a wira. Can I appeal? Where do I go to appeal?

        • Cikgu Yap November 22, 2011 at 4:48 pm - Reply

          Certain things takes longer to process. See the authorities which issued the summons and demand that they show you the proofs, like photo and so forth. Certainly you can appeal and argue out your case should you feel dissatisfied.

  27. qurious November 29, 2011 at 2:03 pm - Reply

    would like to know the offences like not wearing seat belts or other offences are stated in the Road Traffic Act 1987 because i could not find the offence of not wearing seat belts and the fines for example RM300 or RM30. How do know that not wearing seat belts is an offence? which law? Pls advise. tq

    • Cikgu Yap November 29, 2011 at 11:06 pm - Reply

      Not all people are able to gather all information they want from the Akta Pengangkutan Jalan 1987. All motorists should ideally know that wearing a seat beat is a compulsory Malaysian law.

  28. Ab December 5, 2011 at 1:27 am - Reply

    Dear ckgu yap,
    I’ve just got summon because of my third break light malfunction. Seriously I was not aware of the situation. The police give me a white letter to appear on court on certain date. What should I do? can I pay instead?

    • Cikgu Yap December 7, 2011 at 9:33 pm - Reply

      See the authority that issued that summons. Have it compounded. The fine is about RM150.

  29. sao January 7, 2012 at 9:52 am - Reply

    where to look for the latest malaysia traffic offence rate?
    if got fren who met accident and the motorist got injure leg broken….
    the polis told is offence under section 43-careless driving…and issued summon for rm5k. is that the actual fine rate in Selangor? if appeal how low it can go down….
    i personall felt this s43 offence was biz general…..infact whoever on the road must be carefull……especially at the road junction without trafic light….why the traffic police never fit the light…who to blame….

    Thank you

    • Cikgu Yap January 9, 2012 at 2:22 pm - Reply

      My researches into Section 43 of the Road Transport Act 1987 informs me that the above section is a very serious traffic offense. The above section provides for a driver committing the said offense to be fined (on conviction) up to a sum of not less than RM10,000.

      A person can also be sent to prison for a period of not more than 5 years. According to Borneo Post, a popular newspaper, a motorist there, who committed Section 43, was fined RM4,800 on 10/3/2011. As such, your contention that motorists on the road should drive with extreme care is absolutely correct!

      The police or the authorities cannot possibly be expected to install traffic lights at all junctions. Therefore, the onus is for all drivers and motorists that they should drive safely to ensure that accidents do not take place.

      Regarding your friend who has been issued with a RM5000 fine, can appeal to the courts when the case comes up for mention later. I hope that all other motorists should take heed of Section 43 (driving carelessly and causing injury) and avoid being summoned.

      • Ling December 3, 2014 at 6:59 pm - Reply

        I have facing this problems too. I have no money to pay such a big amount. Now my roadtax cannot renew. Any alternatives? Like I write the surat rayuan, can reduce the amount or not. I’m so stressful.

        • Cikgu Yap December 5, 2014 at 10:41 am - Reply

          Problems are actually caused by yourself. You should have thought about it before you did what you did.

  30. Sum January 24, 2012 at 8:06 pm - Reply

    Dear Cikgu Yap,

    The police gave us a court order, to appear in court 1 month from today, written on the paper, “no left turn”. Can this be fined instead of appearing in court? I felt that this is a minor offence.

    • Cikgu Yap January 27, 2012 at 9:48 pm - Reply

      See the authorities that summoned you. You are right, your offense seems a trivial one. Appeal for it to be compounded.

  31. Ken February 18, 2012 at 6:43 pm - Reply

    Dear Cikgu Yap:
    I’m currently a P licence driver, and I just committed the “not obeying the traffic light” offence ( fortunately I didn’t cause an accident or anything). However, there were no police or anyone there at the time, so I’m wondering what will happen to me since this is my first committed offence?

    • Cikgu Yap February 19, 2012 at 9:02 am - Reply

      If no one saw you or summoned you, forget it. Do not beat the traffic lights again.

  32. seen February 19, 2012 at 2:48 pm - Reply

    i was wondering, why do we have to put parking coupons? is there a specific place where we must put the coupons? or for all the times we park?

    • Cikgu Yap February 19, 2012 at 3:58 pm - Reply

      Parking coupons are proof that you’ve paid to park your car in gazetted area in town. The coupon is to be displayed clearly on your car dashboard. Most places in town now has to pay parking fee. There are certain places which do not need parking fee. When you park your car in town, look around the surrounding. If you see a parking fee collection machine, that means you have to pay parking.

  33. William February 24, 2012 at 9:33 am - Reply

    Hello, Cikgu Yap. I’m facing a problem and hope to seek some advice from you.

    I have JPJ summon which committed the following seksyen 23(1), 90(1) – LKM Tamat Tempoh , Tiada Perlindungan Insurans and order to attend Court Magistrate by 25.05.12 .

    Is that any other ways to pay my summon or i have to attend the court ? Do you know roughly how much i need to pay after going to court ? Thanks in advance. Hope to get your reply as soon as possible.

    • Cikgu Yap February 26, 2012 at 8:30 am - Reply

      Yours is a very serious offence. It’s normally a court case. However, you could see the authorities that issued you the summons. Try appealing for it to be compounded.

  34. Yow Chu An May 29, 2012 at 4:35 pm - Reply

    I was caught talking on a mobile phone by a police while making a turning. He gave me a summon to appear in the Magistrate Court about two months later.

    I asked him what was the offense? He said talking on mobile while driving. However, I was not driving dangerously or got anybody hurt.

    Anyway, I asked for the summon. He didn’t say anything and wrote me the summons.

    Which section of the road transport act am I liable for? Whom should I appeal?

    • Cikgu Yap May 30, 2012 at 2:10 pm - Reply

      You commit an offense. Pay up the compound summons immediately.

      • Yow Chu An May 31, 2012 at 7:06 pm - Reply

        The summons was to appear in court. It was not a compound.

        Seems unusual for what I would consider a minor infraction.

        Anyways, I went to the police station nearest to the location of offense a day later and was told to appeal at the Traffic Police Station near Petaling Street.

        • Cikgu Yap June 1, 2012 at 7:42 pm - Reply

          Fines can be compounded. Go to Petaling Street police station to appeal.

  35. jing yau June 4, 2012 at 1:44 pm - Reply

    so i just got a summon for driving without license and i will be taking my p lisence exam 2 days later .should go straight ahead to jpj to pay up my summon ?
    but the date on the summon says that i am shedule to attend the court at august 3,can this summon be compoundable and anyway that i can avoid going to court?

    • Cikgu Yap June 6, 2012 at 11:58 am - Reply

      No driving license is a serious offense! It’s a court case. Even though you may be able to do your test, the law will catch up with your eventually.

  36. Evon June 7, 2012 at 4:40 pm - Reply

    Hello, Cikgu Yap. I’m facing a same problem as william and hope to seek some advice from you.

    I have JPJ summon which committed the following seksyen 23(1), 90(1) – LKM Tamat Tempoh , Tiada Perlindungan Insurans and order to attend Court Magistrate by Aug 2012.
    i try go to JPJ permaisuri and they are say my summon can not be compoundable and with JPJ wangsa maju give me a same answer oso tht my summon could not change to compoundable, am i in serious trouble ?? i feel so upsad juz because i am forget my road tax and insurance was expire and kena road block by JPJ the way the car owner is not under my name,is under my husband name ..i am feel so worry abt my court case hopefully will hear your advise soon
    thanks you so much

    • Cikgu Yap June 8, 2012 at 12:32 pm - Reply

      Little wonder JPJ Wangsa Maju and Permaisuri cannot compound your offense. No road tax and licenses expired are both court cases. It is immaterial under whose name the vehicle is registered, the penalty remains the same. Face the consequences. Be careful next time.

  37. Evon June 8, 2012 at 3:15 pm - Reply

    Hi Cikgu Yap
    Thanks for the reply

    The JPJ offical say me and my husband have to attend the court At Aug 2012 also, becauce the vehicle is under my husband name, may i knw the max fine is how much ?? is it possible will be fine rm 2k ++++ or even more ?? is it will be gantung our driving license ?? i am in so nervous tension

    • Cikgu Yap June 11, 2012 at 3:08 pm - Reply

      Normally, no road tax and insurance is RM600 fine. Your husband being the registered owner, may likely be fined the same amount too. Anyway, do not be unduly worried. What has happened cannot be undone. Take it in your stride would be my advice to you. Be more careful next time. And finally, try to appeal to the judge for a lower punishment.

  38. Ken June 8, 2012 at 4:19 pm - Reply

    Hi, i got a few question to know :

    1. My summon for “using handphone while driving” is RM 300 (2 days ago), is there any chance to reduce this amount?
    2. The area i was summoned was at PJ area, where should i pay the summon?

    • Cikgu Yap June 11, 2012 at 3:09 pm - Reply

      Normally it’s RM300. Nothing to stop you from appealing.

  39. Jenny June 12, 2012 at 4:23 pm - Reply

    Hi cikgu Yap,
    i would like to seek your comment on the following
    i was given a summon for using hanphone but i was using it during i stop when the trafic light is red. when start moving, i have end the mobile but the trafic police says i am using mobile during driving. Can i appeal to waive the summon?

    • Cikgu Yap June 13, 2012 at 11:45 pm - Reply

      You have indeed committed an offense. Pay up the summons.

  40. Kingson June 17, 2012 at 9:00 pm - Reply

    I am involved in a minor accident, there was construction on the road, i had to change my lane on a crawling traffic. This guy, he did not want to give way, had knocked on the side rear of my vehicle(i had successfully changed my lane and in no way i could have avoided the accident). He had no insurance and road tax. Police issued a summon to me instead. Your opinion would be? i just feel absolutely injustice if i have to pay summon

    • Cikgu Yap June 19, 2012 at 7:38 pm - Reply

      In such cases, the police normally will side with the motorcyclist.

  41. Unlucky June 22, 2012 at 8:50 am - Reply

    jpj issued me a form 2 because of road tax expired and required me to appear in court by person or by counsel at the date and time stated. is tat any other ways to solve it besides appear in court? may i just pay for the summons and need not to appear in court? by the way at the bottom of the form it stated tat it is compoundable on or before court. what does it mean?

    Hope to hear from u soon.

    • Cikgu Yap June 22, 2012 at 8:16 pm - Reply

      Expired road taxes and driving licenses are courts cases. They cannot be compounded.

  42. Unlucky June 23, 2012 at 9:58 am - Reply

    Why at the bottom of the form it stated tat it is compoundable on or before court? what does it mean?

    • jarren June 29, 2012 at 3:26 pm - Reply

      well, i dont know about you, but just this morning i have an expired road tax and manage to pay fine, no need go court, just go to jpj

      • forgetful August 4, 2012 at 11:47 pm - Reply

        hi jarren,
        does your form state “Mahkamah” as well?
        I called JPJ taman permaisuri kl and they said cant do anything too if stated Mahkamah .

        Any tips on who to see in JPJ or what to say to get to pay fine only and not appear in court?

        Thanks a lot

        • Cikgu Yap August 6, 2012 at 9:19 am - Reply

          Your contention is right. As I reiterated earlier, rod tax offences are usually court cases.

  43. Enquirer June 29, 2012 at 11:57 pm - Reply

    What if your summons value was stated when you look through online? If you pay the fine, can you automatically discard the part about attending court?

    • Cikgu Yap July 1, 2012 at 1:04 pm - Reply

      After paying compound, ideally you need not attend court. Keep receipt of payment.

  44. Motorbike Owner July 2, 2012 at 8:49 pm - Reply

    Cikgu, I am requested to attend court in mid Jul 12 for a motorbike registered under my name. The motorbike was sold to an ex-colleague with k2/3 form signed 15 years ago. Now the offence is someone driving it in Apr 12 without road tax and insurance. I am worry what should I do now and how much is the fine? Can I ask the court to reduce the fine. Will the offence affecting the road tax renewal / driving record of my other car? Thanks for advise.

    • Cikgu Yap July 4, 2012 at 11:33 pm - Reply

      You are still liable as you are yet the registered owner. I see a few infringement of the law ie. no road tax, no insurance, transfer not done and for any accident / injuries caused by the above present rider. If I were you, I would attend court in July 12. You could try appealing to the judge for a lower sentence. Your fines could well cross a thousand ringgit. Certainly, if not settled satisfactorily, this case could well affect renewals of road tax / driving records of other cars belonging to you.

  45. Rain September 27, 2012 at 9:42 am - Reply

    Hi, I mistakenly broke someone’s number plate last year November while trying to park a rented car. Pleaded with the owner of the said car involved to change it for him since it wasn’t expensive. He refused and rather took me to the traffic police station at PJ. I tried to explain to the officers how it all happened but i got was RM300 sermon. I was suppose to appear in court but I didn’t go not knowing exactly what to do at that point. I was only told that as a foreigner, that if I don’t pay it now, that I’m still gonna pay it when leaving the country. But what i don’t understand is, if the sermon is compounded or not. Please I need an advice..

    • Cikgu Yap September 27, 2012 at 5:52 pm - Reply

      Yours is a small problem. Pay up the summons quickly. You need not go to court.

  46. Daylight October 1, 2012 at 12:43 pm - Reply

    I’ve just received a summon from the police for speeding. I was driving at 97 and the speed limit is 80km/h. It is stated that I have to appear in court and I am advise to have the offence compounded at Trafik Kuala Lumpur. Where is it? What should I do? Hope to hear from you soon.

    • Cikgu Yap October 2, 2012 at 1:35 pm - Reply

      Pay summons within 1 month at High Street Police Station or Dang Wangi.

  47. Shayne. November 22, 2012 at 12:46 pm - Reply

    I’ve just received a police ticket for expired licence. Is it compoundable? If it is not what should I do? Please advise me on this. Thank you.

    • Cikgu Yap November 24, 2012 at 10:09 am - Reply

      Although expired license is under purview of courts, try appealing to authorities summoning you to have it compounded.

  48. Kelvin January 20, 2013 at 12:05 am - Reply

    Thank you Cikgu Yap,i want to ask,if i crash another car when reversing.The car is parking at none parking area and the motorist is in the car but didn’t make any
    warning(horning),and i also didn’t see it,so i crash into it (just a little colliding),
    but the problem is, i straigt go away (slowly),i’m feeling very apologize after what
    i’ve done,so i nid to know, if someone reporting me,what kind of punishment that i will caught?

    • Cikgu Yap January 22, 2013 at 1:16 pm - Reply

      In your situation, you seem to be at fault. It a report is made, you’ll be held responsible.

  49. Hsing February 3, 2013 at 2:18 pm - Reply

    Hi Cikgu Yap,

    I was trying to renew my license online yesterday and realized it was disenaraihitamkan. I realize this might be due to a traffic offense committed a two years ago.

    JPJ summon: tidak ikut laluan motosikal 11 ogos 2011
    Ordered to court on 14 nov 2011
    Boleh dikompaun sebelum 11 oct 2011
    However I did not read the summons properly at that time and disregarded it, and did not appear before the court. Does this mean that I am under an arrest warrant now? I did not receive any letter regarding an arrest warrant.

    I checked jpj online to pay today and it says that no compoundable fines.

    What should I do now. I wish to pay immediately and renew my license. Please advise.

    Thank you.

    • Cikgu Yap February 5, 2013 at 7:13 pm - Reply

      See JPJ to determine status of your blacklist. Settle outstanding summons. Warrants issued only if you persist in not paying the fines.

  50. Unlucky_2013 February 18, 2013 at 1:33 am - Reply

    Hi Cikgu Yap,

    My car road tax was expired about a month. I have been caught and issued a summon and need to appear in court on 20/05/2013.

    My problem is i am not the car owner. The car belong to my syster who now working at oversea and i really do not want to call her back to attend the court.

    Can i attend the court as per the scheduled date alone? Any supporting document needed from my sister? Please advise as i am now really really worry on this.


    • Cikgu Yap February 21, 2013 at 7:29 pm - Reply

      You go to court and own up your mistake. Not necessary to trouble your sister. Just pay up your fine.

  51. azman February 18, 2013 at 5:49 pm - Reply

    Hi Cikgu Yap,

    1. Bolehkah seorang bukan warganegara Malaysia menggunakan lesen memandu negara asalnya untuk memandu kenderaan di sini? Kalau boleh menggunakannya untuk tempoh berapa lama ?

    2. Adakah mereka diwajibkan untuk menukar lesen memandu kepada lesen memandu malaysia setelah sekian tempoh?

    3. Benarkah sesetengah warganegara dilarang menggunakan lesen memandu asal mereka dinegara ini?

    T/kasih cikgu.

    • Cikgu Yap February 21, 2013 at 7:28 pm - Reply

      Kebanyakan lesen nagara lain boleh di pakai di Malaysia untuk sekurang-kurangnya 120 hari. Selepas itu, di cadang untuk ambil langkah memohon lesen tempatan seelok-eloknya.

  52. Alex February 20, 2013 at 5:45 pm - Reply


    last month jpj arrested me for not wearing seatbelt and driving without licence (crazy right??) and that time i was 2 days ahead for my jpj driving test. thank god for the jpj guy he only summon me for not wearing seatbelt ONLY. does the small mistake will affected my P licence when i pass the test?

    • Cikgu Yap February 27, 2013 at 4:10 pm - Reply

      Pay up your summons. You P status will not be affected.

  53. Laila March 5, 2013 at 10:07 am - Reply

    Hi Cikgu Yap,

    Saya mohon pandangan cikgu. Saya pemegang lesen P. Saya telah terlanggar divider kerana mengelak daripada melanggar anjing. Kereta saya mengalami kerosakan teruk. Sekiranya saya membuat laporan polis (untuk claim insurans), adakah saya akan dikenakan tindakan mengikut sistem KEJARA? Adakah saya akan dikenakan demerit?

    Terima kasih.

    • Cikgu Yap March 7, 2013 at 9:26 pm - Reply

      Kerana kemalangan melibatkan anda sendiri saja, maka tiada apa-apa tindakan demerit akan di kenakan pada anda. Usah khuatir, buat laporan polis dan tuntutlah insurans.

  54. ayeel October 4, 2013 at 4:23 am - Reply

    Cikgu Yap, will there be any problem for me to travel abroad with police summon? well, i was given a summon once for not having driving license with me since i have not convert my license (i’m an international student) and i missed the court session and they sent me arrest warrant for not appealing in court. But I am going back to my hometown in nigeria today, and i’m worried this issue will stop me from going back since i’m catching up for hajj. Please, reply me ASAP. Thank u v much.

    • Cikgu Yap October 5, 2013 at 2:25 pm - Reply

      There is always the possibility you could be detained as you attempt to leave our country. Always remember you missed court hearing and a warrant of arrest issued already.

  55. Kenny February 22, 2014 at 2:03 am - Reply

    Cikgu Yap, I would like you to advice me on my case. In a midnight somewhere outside my house there is a traffic light. Because is midnight so I ignore the red light and make a turn since there is no cars at all then a police appear behind me when I almost reach my house. In the summon I have to appeal to court. Can I know what should I do & what is fine/penalty for breaking this rules. Thanks.

    • Cikgu Yap March 2, 2014 at 7:50 pm - Reply

      Irregardless of what time it is, a traffic light should be obeyed. Probably a RM300 fine.

  56. brian February 27, 2014 at 4:41 pm - Reply

    Hi Cikgu Yap,

    I was stopped because of my Roadtax & Insurance expired for 5 days.
    It was genuinely my mistake to overlook it.
    I was issued summons to attend the PJ magistrate. What amount can i expect to pay for such an offense?
    Thank you Cikgu Yap

    • Cikgu Yap March 12, 2014 at 3:47 pm - Reply

      Be prepared to fork out at least RM600.

      • brian April 2, 2014 at 9:50 pm - Reply

        Thank you very much Cikgu Yap. I was also told to be ready for this amount when i went to the magistrate a day earlier.

        I guess the magistrate was in a good mood as i finally paid RM300.

        Thanks again Cikgu for your assistance

  57. Peg April 14, 2014 at 6:45 pm - Reply

    Hi Cikgu Yap, need ur advice here, I had a not compound summon, it means I have to wait for court case, right? After court, how long it takes to clear the black list?i need to renew my road tax n insurance urgently

    • Cikgu Yap April 20, 2014 at 3:46 pm - Reply

      While awaiting your case to proceed, you can still renew your road tax. You are not yet blacklisted as such.

  58. raj May 7, 2014 at 1:40 pm - Reply

    I have a JPJ saman for appearing in court after Road Tax expired for motorbike within 2weeks of expiry date. May I need your advise for estimated cost for paying the court

    • Cikgu Yap May 16, 2014 at 5:47 pm - Reply

      If lucky, you’ll get a RM300 fine. If not, it could be RM600.

  59. boy July 9, 2014 at 6:16 pm - Reply

    can i ask , will they stop you in the airport if ur name is under the arrest warrant because of summons ? will they banned you to travelling oversea?
    beacuse as i know if the warrant is under the “LHDN” you will get stop in airport and banned you for travel oversea

    • Cikgu Yap July 12, 2014 at 6:14 pm - Reply

      Saudara Boy, Kemungkinan LDHN memberkas anda di lapangan agak besar.

      • boy July 14, 2014 at 3:47 pm - Reply

        sorry cikgu yap, you misundrstand my question, i mean i know LDHN will stop me if my name under warrant regarding LDHN issue, but if the warrant is under MPSP , will MPSP or some department person stop me in airport?

        • Cikgu Yap July 17, 2014 at 8:26 pm - Reply

          Usually local council like MPSP will not resort to using warrants to arrest someone.

  60. Coco Tan July 19, 2014 at 5:09 pm - Reply

    Hi cikgu Yap,

    I had stopped by JPJ and get a saman for “tiada CDL”, they check my IC and said that ” tiada rekod ditemui” and i just realise my license is expired for over 1 year.
    the officer told me to show my CDL on any jpj but my license is dead, what to do?
    On the saman, it listed i have to attend mahkamah on 3.10.14.

    If i paid on myeg website, do i still need to attend court?
    Do the car owner ( which is my dad) need to attend to court too? I found out they fine my dad too.
    Can i still can apply for my D license test?

    • Cikgu Yap July 26, 2014 at 1:19 pm - Reply

      Yours is a court case incident. Mandatory that you attend court. I would suggest you don’t make payment via MyEg website as it would only complicate things eventually. The contention that your dad, being the car’s owner is likely to be summoned is a possibility. Regarding your CDL license which you stated has not been paid for a year only, therefore it is still renewable and therefore valid. You do not have to do a retest.

  61. puven July 24, 2014 at 10:03 am - Reply

    Good day Cikgu Yap,

    Kudos for your blog and your opinion. It is really amazing for what you have done with this blog. Hope you will carrying on with your good effort.

    Recently my motor vehicle involved in an accident, and it was my fault and I got the summon for that. My insurance company adjuster came and inspect the car and my claim was approved. Before this accident, I accidentally knocked my side mirror against my house pillar and it caused my side mirror severely damaged but still usable until I met with this current accident whereby the impact caused the mirror came out . The adjuster refused to accept the claim for the side mirror (cost about RM1,500) because it is due to different event and they will need a new police report for such. I agreed with their argument and proceed to make a fresh police report and to my horror, the police decided to issue me a summon because I failed to report an accident within 24 hours. Although I agree with the technicality that I need to report an accident within 24 hours but my argument is:

    1) If it involve minor accident and I’m making this report purely for insurance claim, why I need to get a ticket for this.

    2) Is this means, whenever someone accidentally knocked my bumper in the parking when I’m not around or accidentally scratched my door, I have to make a police report immediately.

    Where are the common sense for issuing summon for me when they know any common men wouldn’t want to report such a minor thing unless reason like me whereby I would like to claim it with my insurance provider.

    I hope Cikgu Yap can advise me should I proceed with an appeal or just drop it..

    Many thanks in advance

    • Cikgu Yap July 29, 2014 at 12:33 pm - Reply

      The police decides what’ wrong or right. You decide if you want to make a report over small incidents or otherwise. If minor incidences, best to forget it.

  62. SIva July 30, 2014 at 10:52 pm - Reply

    Hi Cikgu Yap,

    What happens if I missed the court hearing dated today? I genuinely forgot about it and did not pay my summons for supposedly “talking on the phone” while driving eventhough I am innocent. The police was flagging the car beside me but the car drove off and I was the scape goat for that incident. I checked that the summons would cost RM150 but I forgot to pay it. Am I still able to go to the police station to settle my summons?

    • Cikgu Yap August 2, 2014 at 10:55 am - Reply

      Contact the court authorities. Hear what they say and do accordingly.

  63. Liew August 19, 2014 at 2:01 pm - Reply

    Hi, on May 2014 i was involved in a 3 party accident on a highway. My car was stop due to a jam, the van behind lost control and bang me from behind. And i slightly hit the car infront of me. Because the van owner said that he wants to pay after instead of reporting, and i trusted him. i was wrong, the van’s owner did not show up after 1 week. And i reported to police telling the story, the officer did not charge me for the late report. However, yesterday i received a police summon stating ‘lost control’ which have a compound of RM300. It wasnt my fault, and i reported. What should i do? Should i go back to the PJ police station to cancel the fine? Thanks in Advance

    • Cikgu Yap August 21, 2014 at 1:26 pm - Reply

      Dear Liew, You did lose control and rightly you are fined. Pay the fine!

  64. Cikgu Yap September 9, 2014 at 3:36 pm - Reply

    Dear Wong,

    This blog writer has been a driving instructor for more than 40 years. Also, I’ve been a lecturer for the ‘Highway Code’ for over 25 years or so. In reality, I’ve been waiting for such a long time for a question like yours to be asked. Thank you for raising such an interesting question.

    Firstly, not all ‘enforcement’ officials, including police officers, are well-versed with the laws. Even, if indeed they are, there remains the possibility of ‘differing’ opinions existing.

    Your non-compoundable summons clearly means you have to mandatorily appear in court. And this I believe, is in fast a ‘blessing’ in disguise. You now have the rare opportunity to come face-to-face with a learned judge or ‘hakim’. This blog writer believes, you will be given the correct and ‘fair’ judgement this time around.

    Now, let’s come to the question of ‘injustice’, whereby what you did was ‘wrongfully’ adjudged as an OFFENCE by the patrol car officers. My long years in driving tells me that at traffic light junctions that has a ROUND green light, PERMITS a driver to proceed on with his journey (that is to turn right). When in court, and faced with the learned judge/hakim, do not feel afraid. Ask the magistrate or judge, what does ‘green’ in fact indicate? GREEN in reality means ‘go right ahead’. It also means making ‘a right turn as well’, which you indeed correctly made.

    Under earlier British traffic rules, which our country followed prior to the days of independence in 1957, however, a driver wishing not to wait for the green arrow to light up before making a turn right must ensure that no on-coming traffic is approaching whilst he makes the turn. Otherwise, he will be making an illegal turn. You categorically stated that the lane ahead was free of traffic, you have made no obstruction at all to on-coming traffic!

    When you or your counsel put forward such a ‘premise’ above to the learned hakim/judge, it will without a doubt, create a ‘benefit of the doubt’ in the mind of the above-mentioned person in reference. In law, whenever such a thing occurs, the learned judge/magistrate WILL NOT make a judgement which is DETRIMENTAL towards you. ‘Benefit of doubt’ in this case ought to prevail, I am sure.

    To conclude my answer to you as what you should do with regards to your problem, after explaining to the court what I’ve suggested, conclude by saying ‘Your honour, under the above circumstances I therefore PLEAD, not guilty!’

    So there you are Mr. Wong, go ahead, appear in court, Waiting for the case to appear will undoubtedly put you under lots of pressure. But I feel, it’s all worth it. Best of luck, this blog send you!

  65. danny September 17, 2014 at 2:14 am - Reply

    I have a question. I was fined by police with an offence of “tidak mematuhi tanda lampu isyarat merah”. The summon stated to appear in person or counsel in magistrate court jalan duta. The police dash out the columns of place and date to be compounded at the bottom.. can I still pay the summon and not attending the court?

    • Cikgu Yap September 20, 2014 at 8:33 am - Reply

      Your offense seems trivial. Visit Jalan Duta police station and settle it.

  66. Dexter October 3, 2014 at 11:16 am - Reply

    Dear Cikgu

    Hi I ran a red light this morning and a police summoned me. I have no issues with paying the fine but I’m still on my P licence! I can only change it to CDL after 29th of January but the summon says the latest I have to appear in court and pay the summon is 3rd November. I really don’t want my licence to be suspended but I don’t know what will happen if I wait too long

    • Cikgu Yap October 5, 2014 at 10:52 pm - Reply

      Dear Dexter, Try settling summons at department that summoned you. Wait to see if any action is taken against you later!

  67. Adam October 11, 2014 at 8:52 am - Reply

    I was recently issued a summon requiring me to attend court for driving with an expired P license for about 11 months now. I was unaware I was not allowed to drive within the period of 1 year to obtain my CDL, so I take full responsibility. Is it possible to avoid going to court in any way? I would much rather pay whatever fine necessary now and obtain my CDL as soon as possible rather than wait 1 month to settle this in court.

    • Cikgu Yap October 12, 2014 at 5:47 pm - Reply

      Mandatory to attend court case. No other way.

  68. Adam October 13, 2014 at 11:26 am - Reply

    I recently appealed to the police headquarters and they issued me a receipt on payment, I was even able to obtain my CDL immediately after without any difficulty.

  69. Tan October 14, 2014 at 11:16 am - Reply

    Dear Cikgu,

    I just been issued summon by JPJ for no car road tax, my insurance is valid as I just renewed. Am I mandatory to go to court, is there any way that I plead guilty and appeal through post? thanks.

  70. W.Sum October 24, 2014 at 8:59 am - Reply

    Hi Cikgu,

    I got a summon show not compoundable with the offence Dilarang Belok Kiri. Normally this case need to be attend to the court or can be settle at JPJ/PDRM summon counter?


    • Cikgu Yap October 28, 2014 at 5:48 pm - Reply

      Dear W. Sum, Your appear to be a minor offence. Contact the authority that summoned you and talk to them. Have the summons compounded.

  71. Lam ee November 5, 2014 at 10:33 pm - Reply

    Hi Cikgu Yap,

    Is this consider an offence if we use use GPS on mobile phone with one of our hands holding the mobile phone?

    Are we going to get summonses for this scenario.

    Please advice ya. Thanks.

    • Cikgu Yap November 7, 2014 at 8:01 pm - Reply

      Dear Lam Ee, Didn’t your instructor advise you? Definitely you’ll be summoned.

  72. Aiman November 7, 2014 at 10:36 pm - Reply

    Hi, just to see if you know anything about this.

    Last Wednesday I was crossing the road from Sg Wang to Lot 10 at Bukit Bintang. There’s a bridge but the bridge require me to enter from Sg Wang but I’m walking outside the building. The police then saman me after I cross the road. But on the saman did not state any prices and it doesn’t have any info on MyEG as well.

    My dad say I might need to go to court. Or can I actually pay it?

    Because I’ve been crossing the road for like 3 years.

    • Cikgu Yap November 14, 2014 at 9:06 pm - Reply

      You have been summoned for jay walking. Fine is anything from RM150 onwards.

  73. Atiqah November 11, 2014 at 6:20 pm - Reply

    Hi, I hope this blog is still live because we really need advise. Last sunday my husband was reversing out of the the shopping mall carpark. we checked and there was no car, but out of nowhere a black mercedes appeared, hit us and claimed that he hit us because he was avoiding another car. we dont care about the damages but we took pity on them and followed them to the police station. however we realised afterward that it is a scam because A) more vehicles suddently appeared to ‘escort’ us to the police station and B) they insisted on taking us to a police station in a different neighbourhood and got aggressive when we insisted on staying in the neighbourhood and C) the policeman took my husband into a private room after taking his statement, said he was at fault and fined him 300RM. my husband refused to sign the summons and the policeman said that means we have to settle this in court. we are also not malaysian residents.

    what happens now? should we lodge another police report about this? do we appear in court and explain to the hakim our side of the story? what are the odds that the hakim will listen to us instead of the original police offier? i could really use your advise, thank you.

    • Cikgu Yap November 14, 2014 at 9:02 pm - Reply

      If you are not happy with the police procedures, go to court. However, ensure that you are around. Court would, I believe, will provide you a fair hearing.

  74. Loong November 17, 2014 at 8:16 pm - Reply

    I just received a notice from Road Transport for the “Camera-Recorded Offences” Rules 2012 Fourth Schedule Rule 7 committed the offence under Section 79(2). The compound is RM300 or appear in Magistrate Court. The permissable speed is 90km/hr and my speed was 102 km/hr at KM301.60 North-South Highway. Can I make appeal and how much usually it can be discounted? Where can I make the payment?

    • Cikgu Yap November 23, 2014 at 11:04 am - Reply

      Dear Loong, Current situation does not provide any discounts. Pay at office that summoned you.

  75. MayJess November 25, 2014 at 6:02 pm - Reply

    I’ve just received a letter from AKTA Pengangkutan Jalan 1987, kesalahan S 79(2) APJ 1987 Pandu Laju.
    Yes i do admit i’m exceeding the had laju 80km/j and laju dikesan 103km/j.
    But i’ve valid reason of why i’m exceeding during that time.

    I would like to asking Cikgu Yap, where can i write in a letter to appeal?
    The reason i’m appealing due to I’m rushing to private hospital whereby I thought i need to labour soon. I’ve govt hospital check up record & private hospital record if needed.

    Thanks for your advise.

    • Cikgu Yap November 27, 2014 at 5:11 pm - Reply

      Bring all your medical records to JPJ to make an appeal. Hopefully they will be able to heed your reason for speeding.

  76. Bill E December 10, 2014 at 3:31 pm - Reply

    I had a traffic light offence in May. The ticket was issued by a policeman in blue uniform and I paid a RM150 fine the next day. Yesterday I checked online for any outstanding summons and was shocked to see that my offense in May is still listed, with a compoundable amount of RM300. However I have already thrown away the receipt. What should I do?

    • Cikgu Yap December 12, 2014 at 6:02 pm - Reply

      Receipts necessary as proof. Visit the department where you paid the fine to inquire.

  77. Innocent_Guy December 12, 2014 at 6:19 pm - Reply

    Hi Cikgu Yap. A few days back I was in a traffic jam and reaching a crossroad, there was a traffic police guiding. But he was giving a fist-like sign instead of palm-like sign. I’m confused that whether he wanted us to stop or go. When I stopped, I was almost in the middle of the crossroad and he threaten me with a saman no matter what reason I give.

    1. Does his fist-like sign valid as a stop sign?

    2. Can I plead not guilty? Because by that time a tall bus was in front of me (with a car or two in between me and the bus) and when I managed to see him, I already crossed the line and the cars by my left and right side already drove off.

    3. Am I in offence when I drove off after he guided the other lanes’ cars to drive off? By that time, the motorists by my lane drove off when he was scolding off the another car when it went crossed the zebra when he was asking the traffic to stop. So I just follow the crowds and drove off. Plus he didn’t tell me to stop and the side or anything, am I suppose to stop in the middle of the road and blocking others?

    It seems that traffic police is every aggressive attitude when guiding the traffics.

    • Cikgu Yap December 14, 2014 at 1:25 pm - Reply

      When approaching cross roads and junctions, you should ideally slow down and drive carefully. From they way you drove, it seems you rarely observe rules and regulations.

      • Innocent_Guy December 26, 2014 at 10:45 am - Reply

        Hi Cikgu Yap, you seems to misunderstood me. Most of the time I’ve being following rules and regulations. It was traffic jam and all of us are already slowing down.

        From my hometown, it’s very easy and obvious that traffic police giving the proper palm-like stop sign, but never seen a stop sign with fist-like. Only this time the KL traffic police is giving a hard time for me. Even my passenger also speaks the same and we are from the same hometown.

        • Cikgu Yap December 27, 2014 at 5:24 pm - Reply

          My apologies if you say you have driven carefully. Maybe you are not used to police hand signals used here. Anyway, be more cautious next time.

  78. edison sia December 16, 2014 at 6:36 pm - Reply

    dear cikgu,

    i have receive a summon back kn february this year about parking issue and i dunno the summon had been issued, and when i try to renee my roadtax i have to settle this summon, and when i went to jpj wangsa maju today they told me i have miss a court hearing and need to attend again next year, in this case how much fine will i need to pay? the officer insisted this can only settle through court, i wish to know how much i need to oay before head, because the officer recite some akt for me that might require to pay up to rm5000 or jail for a year. thx for any advice.

    • Cikgu Yap December 19, 2014 at 10:56 am - Reply

      My experience tells me parking summons usually compounded. See higher official of the department which summoned you to see if it is possible for your summons to be settled amicably. Maybe, you may have to pay a certain fee for missing courts proceedings earlier. The amount you will have to pay cannot be quoted at this stage. RM5000 to me is definitely too high an amount. Definitely, no jail sentence.

      • Edison Sia December 22, 2014 at 4:13 pm - Reply

        dear Cikgu Yap,

        thanks a lot for the information provided, i will try to speak to another officer about this matter.

  79. D December 19, 2014 at 2:56 am - Reply

    Hi Cikgu,,
    I just been issued summon for speeding. I was driving at 107km/h on a 80km/h limit near Taman Connaught. It states to be appeared in person or by counsel before Magistrate Court in Jalan Duta. I am not sure if this is compoundable as it wasn’t clearly stated.
    My question is, do i still appear in court, if i did settle this summon? Can i pay the summon at any police station or it must be Jalan Duta. This is my first offence. So i kinda need all the information i can get.
    Please advice.

    • Cikgu Yap December 31, 2014 at 9:30 pm - Reply

      It is probable your speeding offence is compoundable. Summons can be paid at any police station. It is suggested you visit Jalan Duta or High Street Police Station to seek further advice!

  80. purplerain January 9, 2015 at 11:31 pm - Reply

    hi cikgu yap, i was slapped with a 2.6k summon at the court for 2 weeks expired road tax tht was driven by a family member. although i understand the seriousness of the offence but even with a justifiable appeal the court was not considerate. is there any way in which we can raise a complaint or appeal for this fine to be reviewed by the court?

    • Cikgu Yap January 11, 2015 at 11:42 am - Reply

      Before you jump into a conclusion that our court’s decision appear apparently unfair, as RM2600 seems somewhat on the high side. Allow me to highlight you how the courts would have arrived at the absurd amount you have been handed.

      As you said, your offence is a very serious offence. The courts, if it itemises your fine is for:
      i) Driver of vehicle has no road tax and this means no insurance also. Fines for above is at least RM2000 (Section 26 1)

      ii) Your family member driving the vehicle may possiblly be without a driving license, another RM300 – RM600.

      iii) You yourself, by allowing your vehicle to be driven be another unlicensed person can be easily fined a tune of RM300 – RM600.

      So, after deep consideration, do you still think the fine is an unfair amount?

  81. Lee January 12, 2015 at 10:37 am - Reply

    Hi Cikgu,
    I had been issued summon for speeding(driving 135km/h on a 110km/h limit) from JPJ. I admit that I’m speeding. I had paid for the summon through MYEG webpage but in the summon letter stated I am order to be appeared in person or by counsel before Magistrate Court in Slim River.

    My question is, do i still have to appear in the court, if i did settle this summon? I personally stay in Johor Bahru, it doesn’t make sense that I have to go all the way to Slim River from Johor Bahru right?
    Kindly advice.

    • Cikgu Yap January 14, 2015 at 8:58 am - Reply

      You’ve got a summon to attend court. Inspite of making payment to MyEG, you still need to attend court hearing anyway.

  82. Cikgu Yap January 16, 2015 at 1:28 pm - Reply

    Dear Wong, Sorry you had to go through a long, tedious court proceedings. Anyway your fine be overthrown is definitely this blog’s success. Good for you!

  83. purplerain January 21, 2015 at 11:27 am - Reply

    Hi Cikgu Yap,

    Thanks for the clarification and for highlighting the amount as mentioned in the seksyen. the driver did have a license so based on your points and based on what the seksyen says, then it is a fair amount but it is not fair in practice. The JPJ officer who issued the summons actually asked the driver if he wanted to “settle” it on the road but being a righteous and law abiding citizen, the driver did not agree to that manner of settlement as it was certainly a bribe. Many people would have gotten away from such a high amount of penalty by subscribing to bribery so what is the point of having such high penalties? Of course it is a serious offence and it would have been better for the car to have got towed and for the driver to renew the road tax immediately and be penalized at a reasonable amount by the court. Now I would also argue on how the court justifies a RM300 fine on a driver who has caused the death of 8 ppl and injured 20 odd people due to his negligence and causing a safety hazard on the road?

    • purplerain January 21, 2015 at 11:41 am - Reply

      Hi Cikgu Yap,

      I read that section 26 again, i dont see how that section is relevant to this case as this is about expired road tax not about expired driving license.

      Hope you can clarify on this. Thanks.

    • Cikgu Yap January 23, 2015 at 8:56 am - Reply

      With the latest factors you have provided and with the latest researches I have undertook, coupled with discussion with many of my fellow instructors, whom I admit are much more knowledgeable and experienced then myself, permit me to enlighten you further regarding your predicament.

      Your problem is actually one of not having roadtax. Section 26 (2) stipulates the court can fine you a maximum amount of RM1000 or 3 months imprisonment. Secondly, the guilty party can be charges for not possessing insurance too. An amount of anything ranging from RM300 to RM600 can be placed upon your cousin, the guilty party. This figure, one should bear in mind is within the ambit of the hakim.

      Thirdly, you say your cousin possess a driving license, thus he will not be fined. Fourthly, friends and colleagues of mine advise, you as the registered owner will also not be fined. Finally, lets come to my personal calculation of your RM2600, which you claim is not exactly fair.

      I will assume as per follow:
      a) Having no road tax – RM1000 fine.
      b) Not possessing insurane – RM600 fine.
      Total RM1600. Has the court been unfair in its decision? Barring all other assumption, it is my opinion that the find handed down to you is slightly on the highside. But it should be remembered, that court finally decides on the amount of fin to be delivered. Nothing much in fact we can do about it.

      However, when the court announced its decision, your cousin (the guilty party) or your representative, should have objected and requested for a lower fine. Usually the judge will reconsider his decision, if such a request is made. Also remember, once a decision has been made, it has to be upheld and he decision is therefore final.

      Any further discussion, I would suggest you engage a lawyer to assist you.

  84. ng February 12, 2015 at 12:24 pm - Reply

    Hi Cikgu Yap,
    My bro motor road tax is unable to renewed as the officer told him that he need to settle his pending summons. All these while, he has no issue to renew his car lessen and he just bought a car last few mths. The summon is from PDRM and dated 2007, cost $150. He didn’t received any notice for it.
    Could you please advice what should he do?

    Thank in advance.

    • Cikgu Yap February 12, 2015 at 1:04 pm - Reply

      Simplest way is to go to MyEG, pay the summons and then renew his roadtax.

  85. EJ May 18, 2015 at 2:00 am - Reply

    Hi Cikgu Yap,
    I saw a lot of assistance from you to others. I wish to ask you regarding my case:

    I worked in KL and always parked my car at nearby LRT station to take LRT to work.
    However, due to limited car park space & the parking machine sometimes doesn’t work (Coin load type), most of time i’d to park at illegal area (Not blocking traffic) or at parking lot without tickets. I think most of the citizens in KL faced the same problem as me.

    I now received a letter to attend the magistrate court for those summons. It surprised me when they told me I have 66 summons yet to pay. I didn’t really count how many I got in the past, so I am not sure if the figure is correct.

    I would like to know:
    1) How much is the compound for the offense?
    2) Should I attend the magistrate court? what is the consequences if i don’t attend?
    3) I can’t afford to pay all those (regardless if it’s real number), how much can i appeal?
    4) Can i request for installment, if they insist need to pay for all summon?

    • Cikgu Yap May 19, 2015 at 10:22 am - Reply

      I am most surprised about your predicament. Just others do it doesn’t mean you can do it the same. You have now been told you have 66 summonses to settle. You should have nipped the problem in the bud a long time ago.

      Quickly see the authority that summoned you. Appeal to them and work out a solution to solve the problem. By all means, try to persuade them to allow you to pay by monthly installments the huge amount you must have be owing.

      All the best to you. Do not allow such a stupid thing from happening again.

  86. EJ May 19, 2015 at 11:07 pm - Reply

    Thanks Cikgu Yap for the advice.
    It’s not that we want to do it. Authority only think of summon, but never think of resolving the issue.
    Summon will not solve our problem, it only burden us.

    Anyway, i’ll work out with the officer for the payment. I don’t think I am affordable, and willing to pay for so much of amount. Let’s see how it works out.

    Thank you Cikgu Yap.

  87. RW May 25, 2015 at 12:22 pm - Reply

    Hi Cikgu Yap,

    Just obtain a summons for an offense “Using alat telekomunikas”. The summons has a court date and it is non-compoundable. Is there any way to appeal this beside going to court or to settle it out of court by paying a fine? Just do not want the hassle of attending court even though I was innocent :(


    • Cikgu Yap May 26, 2015 at 3:13 pm - Reply

      Your offense should rightly be compoundable. See the department which summoned you to see if there has been a mistake.

      • RW May 27, 2015 at 3:34 pm - Reply

        How to we check which department issued the summons?? Is it shown in the summon?

        • Cikgu Yap May 28, 2015 at 12:10 pm - Reply

          Scrutinize your summons carefully. You should be able to identify which department issued the summons. Then go see them.

  88. Kelly May 30, 2015 at 6:44 pm - Reply


    I just received a PDRM summons for parking after the “parking coupon time has expired”, but in the summons there was no time listed as to what time the police officer arrive to fine me, I still have the parking coupon just in case there is a dispute as to the time.

    If the parking summons is incomplete, can I challenge it? And if they offer no prove that they issued the summon after my parking coupon has expired, how can they still fine me?

  89. Anshuman Akash June 7, 2015 at 8:46 pm - Reply

    I was summoned for not having malaysian driving licence by traffic police at airport. But when i went to check with JPJ regarding the issue, they said that i don’t need to pay because my country’s driving licence is valid to drive in malaysia as per JPJ rules.
    But when i went to traffic police station they didn’t agree to what JPJ said. And the reply was given to me was, “my boss says that you must have international licence. We don’t consider what JPJ says on this issue”.
    Now you suggest me what am i supposed to do? Just pay, just because traffic cop’s boss said that or should i believe in JPJ rules and fight against my summon.

    • Cikgu Yap June 12, 2015 at 8:31 pm - Reply

      JPJ is right. See the OCPD or Chief Police Inspector to settle the problem.

  90. Cherngloo June 11, 2015 at 8:24 pm - Reply

    Hi Cikgu Yap,

    I received a PDRM summon(not compoundable) for expired road tax, the problem is I didn’t notice that it is not compoundable and hence didn’t appear on court, now I’m already late for more than 1 month, what will happen next and what should I do? Is it my license will be “gantung” for 2 years?

    By the way, on the summon that was given to me, the police didn’t cross out the note “this offence is compoundable/not compoundable “, some was saying that if the police didn’t cross out that it means it is compoundable, it is true?

    • Cikgu Yap June 15, 2015 at 11:12 am - Reply

      You have missed the hearing. Wait for the authorities to eventually pull you up. And face the music.

  91. Osama Khalid . July 9, 2015 at 10:57 am - Reply

    I am an international student. I recently got summoned for driving a motorcycle without B2 license, by polis. But when I called the police and checked from MyEg services website, i found no record of summons on my Passport. Kindly advise me what to do, because technically and legally, if no summon record is found, i can still renew my roadtax and they cant jail me right?

    • Cikgu Yap July 11, 2015 at 4:38 pm - Reply

      For foreign licenses, it will take some time for action to be taken.

  92. CuriousPerson July 24, 2015 at 2:35 am - Reply

    Hi. I have yet to commit any offense and I am just asking this for the sake of knowing it.

    Let say I was issued a non-compoundable summon. Can I request for the court hearing date to be changed? Or when the police is still issuing the summon, can I request him to fix the court-hearing to a specific date? Just afraid that I would be asked to attend court on a day where I’m seriously not available.

    • Cikgu Yap August 7, 2015 at 12:37 pm - Reply

      Summoning officers decide on court dates.

  93. Ting September 2, 2015 at 10:11 am - Reply

    Hi. I had an car accident on Monday. I was reversing my car out from parking. Mr car is already half on the road and a car from behind, He did not stop and wanting to overtake us and end up hit my car. My back right side of the car lights broken and dented. His left side of the lights broken. The traffic officer said that I am wrong because “failed to reverse” . I felt really unfair ! Does it mean the car or whoever from behind can drive fast and hit the car who reverse are always right ? He hit from behind… and end up I get summon. I query the officer and he said rule is rule. Now I want to know under which transport act, which section mentioned so ?

    There is also one case, the aunty reverse the car, the car from behind very kind and give way, end up the car who reverse hit the car from behind. The police office summon the car from behind that give way and said.. who ever from the back is WRONG ! So, which is which ? this will under what rule again ? which section ?

    Kindly advice !

  94. ijaz January 8, 2016 at 12:56 am - Reply

    I m international student with pakistani,liscense in,english.
    I was summoned that i dont have valid malaysian,liscense while jpj website clearly states that accorsing to,section 28 of transport act 1987, i can drive with my home country liscense and the countries list is also mentioned there.
    I am directed to appear before magistrate.i am confused as i hv never been in such situation before, i need ur help and opinion on where should i appeal or cancel the summon.
    And if i want to pay without appearing to,magistrate how that is possible. As its not written compounded or non, and i dont know what that mean either.

  95. Ling January 30, 2016 at 4:50 pm - Reply

    Dear Cikgu Yap,

    May I know is driving over zebra line across highway at Jalan Cheras a traffic offence? Just got saman from the traffic police but did not circle its compoundable/not compoundable. But there is an order to appeal in court as I argued that it is not an offence because the road signage is misleading. We will always drive across zebra line everytime turn into highway.

    Hope you can assist me. Thanks.

  96. Yen July 8, 2016 at 12:58 am - Reply

    Dear cikgu yap,

    I had renewed my insurance but delayed in renewing the road tax when I got stopped in a
    Jpj roadblock in April 2016.

    The summon had the word mahkamah at the bottom. I have not received any letter from jpj. If the notice days petaling jaya mahkamah , where is the location . And how do I get the date confirmed ? Do I ask jpj? As I do not wish to miss the court date


  97. Bell Kaur August 3, 2016 at 5:15 pm - Reply

    Hi Cikgu Yap.

    I was issued a summons today while waiting to pick my son from school. Apparently, I wasn’t parked parallel to the roadside. I agree with the police officer but am dissatisfied with his modus operandi.
    Need your advice on these queries…

    1) Can the officer summon me eventhough I’m in the car with my engine running?

    2) Only cars which were parked on the outer lanes were summoned. What about the other 2 inner lanes? After all, this is not a designated parking area. Why were the other cars exempted?

    I am an abiding citizen and adhere to all traffic rules but somehow feel frustrated with this officer who was arrogant and brash and feel he should have asked me to drive off instead of issuing this summon. I’m adamant not to pay as there were other cars parked on the 1st and 2nd lanes without occupants and they were let off scott free.

    I have taken pictures of the other parked cars to proof a point. Can I show this to the police officer at the police station to strengthen my case?


    • Calvin December 22, 2016 at 11:57 pm - Reply

      Hi Bell. I recently have had a similar issue where I got saman even when I was in the car waiting, not parking. I’ve brought the case to the court because, like yourself, I think I have been given a ticket unfairly. Like what you mentioned, the police officers who issued the saman was rude and arrogant. Instead of directing me away, I was immediately given a saman.

      So, what happened to your saman in the end?

  98. Michelle August 19, 2016 at 10:42 am - Reply

    Good Morning Cikgu Yap, I recently ‘found out’ that I have been summon by PDRM for speeding in Pos Malaysia while renewing my Road Tax and etc, but the problem is I’ve not receive any official notifications from them and the summon was dated back in mid may and is not compounded. I was a bit tight on budget since I’ve just renew my car insurance, road tax and my driver licence and I ignore it for a while since my road tax is not block by them at the time of mention.

    To my dismay after I’ve check them again using My Eg account (just register), the rate shoot up to Rm 300 and is final. T.T is it possible to plead for a lower charges on the grounds of not receiving any formal notifications from them? To be honest I wouldn’t have known that I’m being fine if it wasn’t for that fateful day.

    How should I proceed from here?

    • Amy January 12, 2017 at 10:50 am - Reply

      Hi Cikgu Yap, same goes to me..
      i’ve just found out that i got a summon from PDRM while cheking on Myeg web today… summon was issued on June 2016.. and ive just renew my road tax on Nov 2016, no one even highlight to me i got a summon. but so far there is no letter/ summon issue.. check from Myeg there is not even a photo to prove that i’m speeding.. what should i do next? appeal for it?

      • Cikgu Yap May 1, 2017 at 10:56 am - Reply

        If you think you are innocent, you can always appeal.

  99. Hugo O September 15, 2016 at 6:25 pm - Reply

    Dear Cikgu Yap,

    When I sold my car to a second hand dealer back in Year 2013, the car dealer chop & sign a document called: Trial Run On Motor Vehicle By Purchaser dated 8/2/2013, time 11.40am and collected my car.

    However, when I check PDRM Summon on Myeg, there are 2 Summons which are pending to be paid dated 10/3/2013 and 11/3/2013 under my name.

    I have tried to contact that car dealer but he refused to pay the said summons. I would like to know which channel I can make my complain regarding the above-mentioned instead of I, myself bear the RM 150 x 2 Summons?

    Thank you.

    • Cikgu Yap November 1, 2016 at 10:52 am - Reply

      Unless the dealer agree to pays up, you will have to bear the summonses.

  100. TY January 4, 2017 at 2:12 pm - Reply

    Hi Cikgu Yap,

    I just got to know yesterday that I have a traffic parking summon was issued at Putrajaya on 6th Jan 2015 but I never been to that place before. Also I am quite sure I was at home that time from my whatsapp message and the car is under my wife’s name. She definitely at office and not driving the car to Putrajaya which is 40KM away from her office.

    They told me to go to Bukit Aman if want to cancel but I wonder how do I prove it unless I have a photo. I believe many ppl may still pay the summon at the end if save all the hassle. What is thing I can do if I want to appeal all the way dun care how much hassle I need to go through.

    • Cikgu Yap June 27, 2017 at 10:02 am - Reply

      Unless you can provide proof, you have to accept the summons whatever and bear the brunt. Appeal by all means, but be ready to accept the result.

  101. Patricia February 18, 2017 at 9:23 pm - Reply

    Dear Cikgu Yap, i desperately need your help/advice. My son tried to renew road tax on Nov 2016 but waa informed that he has to settle his summons first. We obtained the list of summons from the PDRM site. We were shocked at the number of summons totalled 3.2k! The summons were from 2012-2016. Son was certain that he has paid. However police records showed no payments. We.were told to produce receipts unfortunately we dont have it ..probably lost or thrown away during shifting house. As i am a single mom n breadwinner i have no means to pay that amount. Further more..the actual amount charged on some summons were doubled..from 150 to 300! We tried to reason that if we have not paid the summons from 2012-2015 (2016 we hvnt paid) how is it possible that we were able to renew our roadtax yearly till we encountered this in Nov 2016?
    Since we have no means to pay, we have no alternative but to drive without road tax till we were caught during police road block…and subsequently given a summons n to appear in court in March 17 for driving with expired road tax. We have been informed by a source that our car is now a “wanted car” in police records.
    Please advise as we are at our wits end what do as the date to appear in court draws nearer. I have absolutely no means to find such a big sum of $ to settle this n we cant afford to let the police take the car..its our livehood.
    Do advise us to do and expect in court.
    Hope to have your advise n assistance asap.

    • Cikgu Yap June 27, 2017 at 9:46 am - Reply

      Surprising your son has chalked up such massive amount of summons. You now cannot use your car. The authorities will soon detain your vehicle. Continue driving and you will be inviting dangerous and further actions. You are advised to attend the latest court summons. My final comment is both you and your son have acted in a very irresponsible manner. As a single mother, you should have rigidly seen to it that your son do not be allowed to behave in the way he did.

  102. JY March 9, 2017 at 10:53 am - Reply

    Hi, Cikgu Yap,
    i got a traffic police summon for parking issue while i was sleeping in my car in KLIA area.
    Can the summon amount be appealed to reduce?

    • Cikgu Yap April 4, 2017 at 1:25 pm - Reply

      You can appeal, but whether the police will reduce or not is up to them.

  103. Bill April 7, 2017 at 12:08 am - Reply

    Hi Cikgu,

    Thank you for sharing your knowledge!
    Is it legal for the police to issue a summon if the municipal or JPJ have already done so?
    For instance MPSJ have issued summon for obstructing traffic at 10am, the PDRM issues a summon for the same offense at 1pm on the same day.
    Couldn’t find an answer from the above comments..

    • Cikgu Yap April 15, 2017 at 12:02 am - Reply

      I would like to know, why you did not move your car when the first summon was issued at 10 am?

      • Bill June 20, 2017 at 6:17 pm - Reply

        I parked by the side of the road that had neither yellow nor white line. Just found out that they can still summon under “not parking in designated parking box”. I was running an errand but it took longer than expected. Any idea if there can be two summons for the same offence?

        • Ray December 6, 2017 at 1:34 pm - Reply

          I have a similar case. I have been parking in front of my shop for the past 8yrs without problems. The roadside was without white lines nor yellow lines. Previously the local council (MPSP) drew parking boxes and parking coupon was required. After the road was resurfaced, the parking boxes was not redrawn for whatever reason I do not know. Suddenly, I received a PDRM summons stating that “obstruction of traffic” The compound amounts to MYR95.00 I have since referred the situation to the PDRM traffic dept in Kepala Batas and the Officer couldn’t do anything by saying they do not have the authority to cancel the summons, even though he somewhat agree to my plea. Now the officer has been delaying in giving me a solution to my problem. Who else can I approach to issue my concerns? I felt that it is not worth paying the compound as I do not feel that I did anything wrong.

  104. Pokok May 30, 2017 at 1:13 pm - Reply

    Hi, I paid summons at a traffic police station (Penang, because I’m from Penang) with a discount about a month ago to a traffic police officer. I demanded the receipt but he said have to wait (a day or two). He gave me his phone number. So, I thought I’ve already paid and I totally forgot about it. However, after almost a month, I received letter from police station from KL (because I received the summons at KL) to demand me to attend the court at KL. I went online and check for the summons and they still are not cleared. I asked the police officer and he said he has already paid (paid few days before the court’s date) and told me “there is no need to attend the court, don’t worry”. He said he needed to wait for his boss to be around to clear the summon.
    Should I be worried?

    • Cikgu Yap June 27, 2017 at 12:40 pm - Reply

      If you believe the officer and you do not have the receipt, you will continue to be held responsible for the offence.

  105. Ms Kaur July 14, 2017 at 10:55 am - Reply

    Dear Cikgu

    I have a summon by JPJ for using handphone while driving. They issued a non compoundable saman and appear in court before the magistrate in 3 months time. What can I do. I daughter was not well and answered the phone. I have her medical hospital admission. I dont usually use hand phone while driving. What will the court do when I appear in court. what is the fine like.

  106. joanne August 22, 2017 at 9:50 am - Reply

    HI, Morning Cikgu Yap,

    my husband get the summon from the traffic police name & IC are correct but they wrongly issue the car plate number & summon are not compoundable, shall him need to attend the court on next week?


  107. Chan October 10, 2017 at 4:20 pm - Reply

    hi I have a court hearing to attend this Thurs but I could not be present.
    Nobody wants to wakil me to attend.
    So I called up the majistret court and ask.
    The lady mentioned that the practice now is if the offender doesn’t turn up, what they will do is just forward back the case to JPJ, and he/she has to deal back with JPJ.

    Any idea of further complications with JPJ, ie. heavier compound and what not ?

    • Cikgu Yap October 28, 2017 at 9:02 am - Reply

      In your case, the court will reject the case and further action will be taken by the department concern.

  108. Tan January 16, 2018 at 10:22 am - Reply

    Hi Cikgu, below is the story of my case:

    I made a u turn (legal, it stated can be u turn) at traffic light, however, when im in the mid of u turning, traffic light turns to red light, and AES captured my car (Im noticed due to flashing). I checked back my car recording video, it’s shown and proof when im make the u turn, traffic light still in green, however, car recorder not able to captured the flashing form AES. 1 week later, i check online that i’m been charged as “speeding”, but no photo provided, can i make an appeal? Or any advise can give to me? Thanks.

  109. Jack C June 10, 2019 at 8:41 pm - Reply

    A lawyer advised that police summons are administrative. The Police Act does not have provisions on traffic offences that empowers such compounds. Hence, they use RTD Act but the act does not empower the police to issue compounds. Compounds, fines etc can only be issued if there is an enabling provision of law empowering such actions.

    • Cikgu Yap June 10, 2019 at 9:48 pm - Reply

      Police normally assist local councils regarding parking offences and accident cases. These, if I’m not mistaken are provided under the LOCAL COUNCIL ACT.

  110. chanel September 19, 2019 at 4:33 pm - Reply

    I am employing a driver & saw his myeg summon offence stated ‘lost control’ & it summon amount RM300. can I know what does ‘LOST CONTROL’ means?

    • Cikgu Yap September 20, 2019 at 11:09 am - Reply

      It means “the driver was not very competent and no very capable of controlling the vehicle.

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