Senior Selangor executive council member Ronnie Liu today gave the Automated Enforcement System (AES) contractors 14 days to dismantle two speed cameras placed in Kajang.

He said that the cameras are considered "illegal" as no permission was given by the local government to put them up.

NONE"The Local Government Act clearly states that any structure or building cannot be erected without a development order.

"Without it, you can't do anything, even if you own the land (on which the structure will be erected). It is considered illegal to do so.

"I am confident that the contractors, the Road Transport Department and the ministry did not make any applications for permission," Liu (left) told reporters after the executive council meeting in Shah Alam.

Remove them, or we will'

He said that he will instruct the Kajang Municipal Council (MPKj) to remove the cameras if the contractors fail to do so.

"If they don't dismantle the cameras, we will ask MPKj to issue a letter saying it will be dismantled in 14 days. For those who are summoned within that period, if they don't go to PAS, I can discuss the matter with MPKj.

"So, if they don't dismantle (the cameras), we will. We abide with the law," he said.

He was referring to PAS' offer to provide free legal costs for all those who have been summoned via the AES, to challenge the summons in court.

The two cameras are placed at the 6.6th kilometre of the Southern Klang Valley Expressway and at the 301.6th kilometre heading to the North-South Highway.

According to the Sun, Transport Minister Kong Cho Ha last Sunday said that the government will not dismantle the cameras placed in Selangor, despite the state's decision not to approve the AES.

In fact, Kong was reported as saying that more cameras will be placed and that the system is legal.