KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 22): Traffic offenders in nine more states can soon plead guilty without having to physically appear in the Magistrates Court with the slated expansion of the e-PG (electronic pleading guilty) system.
The e-PG system for traffic offences is set to be expanded to the Magistrates Courts of Johor, Melaka, Pahang, Perak, Penang, Kedah, Perlis, Terengganu and Kelantan by year end.
The e-PG system allows traffic offenders to plead guilty virtually without having to physically appear in court.
In a statement on Monday (Nov 22), the Office of the Federal Court’s Chief Registrar said that the system had been expanded from the Magistrate Courts of Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Selangor and Negeri Sembilan as of April 1, 2021.
Subsequently, the system is slated to be expanded to the Magistrates Courts of Johor on Nov 25, Melaka and Pahang on Dec 2, as well as Perak on Dec 9.
The e-PG system will be expanded to the Magistrates Courts of Penang, Kedah and Perlis on Dec 16, and Terengganu and Kelantan on Dec 23.
Traffic offenders whose cases are registered with the court can access the e-PG system at https://ecourt.kehakiman.gov.
“Traffic offenders can also view the case cause list online to check the registration status of traffic summons cases via https://ecourtservices.
It added that traffic offenders can check the case registration status two days before the mention date stated in the summons.
The system seeks to save time, money as well as ensure safety and health during the current Covid-19 pandemic.