DPP Takes Emergency Action on Matatu Crackdown

He released a last-minute memo with new instructions

DPP Noordin Haji

In a memo to his team, DPP Haji asked prosecutors to brush up on traffic rules and anticipate an influx of cases to handle.

The DPP urged the lawyers to ensure speedy processing of the cases to avoid a major backlog.

Haji's Memo

"All prosecution Counsels are notified of the planned operation that will kickoff on Monday countrywide.

"The expected upsurge of arrests will require adequate preparation and prompt processing.

"All Counsel will be expected to appraise themselves of the law, the ingredients and commensurate sentences ahead of the operation," the memo from the DPP's office read in part.

Haji further asked his heads of departments to cooperate with other authorities to ensure a smooth administration of justice.

The Monday crackdown begun early as many commuters opted to carpool or walk to their various destinations.

Police officers were also stationed on various routes conducting spot checks on PSVs to assure compliance with the stern rules.

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