PETALING JAYA, May 28 (Bernama) — The Malaysian Trade Union Congress (MTUC) on Thursday called on the police not to visit workplaces to nab traffic offenders under the ongoing Ops Warta as it would have negative effect on both employers and workers.
Its deputy secretary-general, A. Balasubramaniam, told Bernama that police visiting the factories and businesses would not only disrupt the daily operations, but would also cause much anxiety and embarrassment to the management and workers concerned, thus affecting their productivity.
He said it was also feared that some management would blacklist the errant workers, hence jeopardising their future prospects.
Balasubramaniam was commenting on Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar’s statement on Wednesday that police would visit workplaces to nab errant traffic offenders who have yet to settle their traffic summonses.
He suggested that police could work with the MTUC to trace the workers so that the summons would be settled amicably without any hassle.
He also called on the police to give special rebate to lower income workers to encourage them to settle the summons.
Ops Warta which began on May 15 aimed at nabbing some 1.5 million traffic offenders who have yet to settle their summonses despite several warnings and extended time.