IPOH: Traffic offenders in the city are urged to check with the enforcement division of the Ipoh City Council on the status of their compounds before making any payment.
Councillors Club president Datuk Raduan Mohd Kassim said motorists should make sure they were paying the correct amount, and that the waivers and discounts had been factored in.
"Those who receive their compound notices should immediately seek the assistance of the council's enforcement division," he said.
Raduan also extended the council's apology for any inconvenience caused by the recent errors in the compound notices.
It was reported that the council recently issued compound notices amounting to RM10 million in fines to over 12,000 vehicle owners in the city.
There was an error in the compound notices as the amount stated on them included fines that had already been waived in 2008.
"We apologise for the mistakes which were due to a technical error in the management system.
"The council will send out new notices when the problem has been rectified," he said.
Raduan said those who received notices to attend court hearing for non-payment of compounds could also check with the council.
The compound notices were sent out after the council announced that all traffic compounds could be settled at a 50 per cent discount in conjunction with the 24th Ipoh City Day on May 27.
The time period for the 50 per cent discount was extended to June 30. Initially, the offer was for between May 28 and June 1.
There are still some 678,515 compounds for 237,784 vehicles, totalling more than RM18.6 million, which notices have yet to be sent out to offenders.
The council sends out compound notices to traffic offenders with more than 10 compounds. By P. Chandra Sagaran