Cops to look into case of woman issued compound notice for allegedly driving on dual-carriageway road in another district


MELAKA: The state police will look into a case of a 44-year-old woman who was issued a compound notice worth RM5,000 for allegedly driving along a road that smacks right on the borders of two districts.

The woman allegedly crossed the district boundary by driving less than 100m of the border marker to get to a hypermarket at Taman Angkasa Nuri here.

“For me the welfare of the people comes first especially during this challenging period.

“I will check why my men had not used their discretion before issuing the compound notice especially when the borders of the road are only separated by a row of (botanical) trees,” Deputy Comm Datuk Abdul Majid Mohd Ali said when contacted late Friday night (June 25).

DCP Abdul Majid said he will look into any unfair issuance of compound notices to the locals.

The issue of the woman from Alor Gajah was highlighted by Kota Melaka MP Khoo Poay Tiong after she was issued the compound notice by cops on patrol for using the dual-carriageway road in another district recently.

He said the self-employed woman is staying at Taman Idaman at Durian Tunggal that is in Alor Gajah district and had travelled 7km from her home to get to the hypermarket to buy groceries.

Khoo said the hypermarket is also situated in the same district but she had to use a parallel road, which is under the jurisdiction of Melaka Tengah authorities in a bid to get to the hypermarket.

“The main road runs parallel along the Melaka Tengah and Alor Gajah districts while it’s the only access to the hypermarket for those driving from Durian Tunggal,” he said.

Khoo said from his evaluation, the parallel road is only separated along the borders by about 70m.

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