A PAS parliamentarian has submitted the complaints it has compiled to the parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) in relation to the controversial use of the Automated Enforcement System (AES) and speed cameras.

Pokok Sena MP Mahfuz Omar urged the PAC to probe the contract as well as the contractors for the AES, and the procurement of the speed cameras, which are managed by the traffic police.

NONE"I’m handing over this (matter) to PAC chairperson Azmi Khalid (right in photo) to investigate and take the necessary action, in the public interest," he told  reporters at the Parliament lobby yesterday.

Mahfuz, who chairs his party’s Anti-postal Summons Campaign (Kase) had recently alleged that the Home Ministry had paid 10 times more than the market rate in purchasing the speed cameras.

Azmi, who was at the press conference, declined to comment beyond saying he would raise the issue at the PAC’s next meeting on Dec 5.

The memorandum of complaint urged the PAC to examine how both the AES contractors secured their rights to manage the cameras, and to ensure that there was no abuse of power in the awarding of the contract.

PAC was further urged to look into the procurement process and price of the speed cameras, as well as the suppliers.

Mahfuz added that he would make an appointment to see the auditor-general in a week, to submit a copy of the memorandum.