Published: Tuesday October 23, 2012 MYT 11:31:00 AM
Updated: Tuesday October 23, 2012 MYT 11:32:09 AM
Transport company pleads not guilty to overloading one of its lorries
By QISHIN TARIQ
KAJANG: A transport company on Tuesday claimed trial in a Magistrate's court here for overloading one of its lorries by nearly 40,000kg, going 21,000kg over the allowed limit.
Yap Theng dan Anak Sdn Bhd was charged with having a tipper truck driven by Reone Liput, 28, traveling on public roads while loaded with 39,390kg of red soil, which exceeded the vehicle's loading limit of 18,390kg by 87.6%.
The alleged offense under Section 57(1)(b)(vi) of the land public transport act 2010 occurred at the Semenyih Road Transport Department enforcement station at 3.33pm on Sep 11.
The offense is punishable by up to a RM500,000 fine.
Yap Theng was the only operator among five cases that sent a representative to the court on Tuesday.
Magistrate Aina Az-Zahra ordered that arrest warrants be issued to the companies that failed to make an appearance before the court.
She fixed Nov 27 for next mention of Yap Theng's case.
In the same court, a bus operator was fined RM4,000 for failing to have a passenger name list nor a tour schedule.
Akar Teguh Travel Sdn Bhd pleaded guilty to its failure to have the said documents onboard a tour bus driven by Jaafar Othman, 33, at the express bus platform in Kajang bus station, at 10pm on Nov 4, last year.
Both companies were unrepresented, while prosecuting officer from the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) Nor Shahkierra Abd Manan prosecuted.