PAS has called on the public to ignore traffic fines issued through the automated traffic enforcement system (AES) on grounds that the system is unjust and will benefit crony companies.

At a press conference today, PAS vice-president Mahfuz Omar said that his call is limited only to summonses issued under the AES and not regular traffic police summonses.

Mahfuz, who heads pressure group campaigning against the abolishment of postal summonses for traffic offences called Kase, added that the AES system would become a burden for the public.

He said that that Kase has prepared 100 lawyers to help those who have been penalised through AES.

"The federal government should void all summonses issued since Oct 13.

"If the government refuses to do so, I urge those who received AES summonses to not pay the fines which amounts RM300 (each).

"Follow the instructions on the summons notice and go to court. Kase will have lawyers to help," Mahfuz, the Pokok Sena MP, told reporters at the Parliament lobby today.

He added that summons issued under the system is misleading as they are issued under Section 79(2) of the Road Transport Act for speeding offences.

Mahfuz insists that Section 79(2) refers not to speeding but for not obeying traffic rules and signs.

He also pointed out that while AES summonses are a flat rate of RM300 as printed on copies sent to road users, Section 79(2) specify fines of "up to RM500" which means that there should be discretion on the part of traffic court judges to reduce the fines.

This was among one of the provisions of the law that Kase intends to test in court.