A Rolls Royce allegedly registered under D'Herbs Holdings Sdn Bhd was among 20 vehicles impounded by the Road Transport Department (RTD) in an operation, dubbed “Ops Patuh," in Jalan Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur last night.
RTD deputy director-general (operations) Wan Ahmad Uzir Wan Sulaiman said the luxury car was rented and driven by an Australian man before the vehicle was impounded in the operation which began at 8.30pm.
He said the vehicle displayed a road tax which was only valid for use in Sarawak, where the price is about RM5,000, which was much lower than the actual tax.
“Investigation revealed that the actual motor vehicle licence (MVL) that should have been paid was about RM20,000,” he told reporters after the operation.
Wan Uzir said the MVL for Sabah and Sarawak could only be used for vehicles in the two states.
Federal Territory Kuala Lumpur RTD director Ismail Mohd Zawawi said in the "Ops Patuh" carried out in Jalan Bangsar and Jalan Genting Klang from 8.30pm to 1am last night, a total of 2,896 vehicles were inspected and 724 notices were issued for various traffic offences.
A total of 21,613 summonses were issued by RTD in total under "Ops Patuh" that was carried out nationwide for the whole year.
These summonses, Wan Uzir said, involved offences such as expired MVLs, overtaking on double lines, using the emergency lanes, cutting queues and using mobile phones while driving.
He noted that in 2017, a total of 42,478 vehicles were inspected and more than 28,000 notices were issued, while 72 vehicles were seized.
“Most of the seized vehicles were being used by foreigners and most of them were without valid driving licence, and we also issued notices to owners whose vehicles’ tinted windscreens and windows have to undergo tint inspection,” he noted.
Commenting on last night's operation in the federal capital, Wan Uzir stated that it also involved 170 personnel from the Immigration Department, the police and MACC.
As many as 65 foreigners from various countries were detained for not having identification documents as well as overstaying.