KUALA LUMPUR, March 25 — The public can now directly pay their outstanding traffic summonses online through a newly launched web portal and mobile application “MyBayar Saman” from today onwards.

In conjunction with the maiden launch, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador said early birds were also entitled to a 50 per cent discount on selected traffic summonses until April 11.

“The MyBayar Saman service provides an alternative to the public from conventional payment methods such as over-the-counter transactions.

“With the emergence of MyBayar Saman, this would reduce the department’s reliance on private collecting agents and improve on the service efficiency of the Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department (JSPT) towards the public,” he said during the official launch ceremony at Bukit Aman here.

Abdul Hamid said the police have collected at least a million since the online portal and smartphone app went live at midnight earlier.

He also expressed hope that the launch of the online portal and mobile application would now benefit the public by reducing the red tape and queuing time of conventional payment methods previously.

“Users can now pay their summonses wherever and whenever they wish on top of waived charges,” he added.

As for the traffic offences not inclusive of the early-bird discounts, Abdul Hamid said these comprised major offences such as jumping red-lights, speeding, crossing double white lines, using a handphone while driving and driving in the emergency lane.

To use MyBayar Saman, one will need to go to the online portal http://mybayar.rmp.gov.my or download the app to your phone.