Anwar announces Raya goodies

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Month-long special rate of RM50 for summonses issued before 2023, additional public holiday and toll-free for four days.

From April 21 to May 21, the police will be offering a special rate for those who settle traffic summonses issued before Jan 1, 2023, says Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

The Prime Minister said the special rate had been set at RM50 for summonses issued before 2023.

“During that one-month period, any summons can be settled at this special rate of RM50, but this rate is not applicable to traffic summonses issued in 2023,” he added.

Meanwhile, in order to ensure smooth traffic flow during Hari Raya Aidilfitri this year, Anwar said the police will implement Ops Lancar on April 18 and 19, focusing on areas which are prone to traffic jams.

He said the usual Ops Selamat, on the other hand, will be implemented for seven days from April 20, with the theme “Rumah Selamat, Selamat Sampai ke Destinasi (Safe homes, safely arrive at destinations)”.

“For this, the police will also collaborate with agencies like the Rela and the Civil Defence Force to ensure traffic jam hotspots, such as at toll plazas, would not be too congested,” he said.

There will be an additional public holiday in conjunction with Hari Raya Aidilfitri.

Anwar said this is to allow the public to make travel plans and to prepare for the festivities.

“Should the first day of Syawal fall on Friday, April 21, then public holiday will be on Monday, April 24.


“If the first day of Syawal is on Saturday, April 22, the government has determined that Friday, April 21, is a public holiday,” he said.

The additional public holiday is based on Section 8 of the Holidays Act 1951 for Peninsular Malaysia and also Labuan.

Anwar said that for Sabah and Sarawak, state governments can declare the date for public holiday accordingly.

“The government remains committed to ensure the welfare of the people will be looked after in all aspects,” he added.

Anwar also announced that those travelling for Hari Raya Aidilfitri will enjoy toll-free journeys on four days.

He said the toll would not be imposed for four days from April 19 to 21, and on April 24.

This initiative will involve 33 highways for all classes of vehicles.

“We hope that this initiative will lessen the burden of those who are going back to their respective hometowns for the festivity,” he said.