HASTEN E-PLAT TO ERADICATE VEHICLE CRIMES - IGP

12 Jul 2013 11:19

KUALA LUMPUR, July 4 (Bernama) -- The Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) is calling on the government to hasten the implementation of the smart registration number plate system or e-plat to eradicate criminal activities involving vehicles.

Inspector-General of Police, Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said e-plat is an electronic identification card for cars with uniform vehicle data record.

The e-plat system which uses microchip technology or Radio Frequency Identification (RFID has already been used in France and Australia.

"With the e-plat, we can detect criminals using fake registration numbers and also prevent cars from being stolen.

"Using e-plat on all vehicles will help reduce crime in which the data recorded in e-plat will assist police to detect the criminals and location of the car," he told

reporters after receiving 10 Mitsubishi Lancer GT 2.0 cars from PLUS Malaysia Bhd at the Bukit Aman, here, today.

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Meanwhile, in KUALA LUMPUR, PLUS Malaysia Berhad (PLUS) chairman Tan Sri Mohd Sheriff Mohd Kassim said the vehicles were for the Expressway Mobile Patrol Control unit under the Bukit Aman Traffic unit to patrol and enforce regulations on all highways operated by PLUS throughout the country.

"To date, PLUS has contributed 121 vehicles of various models comprising 100 cars, 19 motorcycles and two buses to PDRM. Besides traffic control, PLUS and PDRM also focus on crime prevention, vandalism and other traffic offences," he said.

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