Woman barred entry into S'pore over traffic offences she claims she didn't commit

JOHOR BARU - A housewife is in a dilemma after receiving various traffic summonses and barred entry into Singapore.

This is due to two others who have cars and registration numbers identical to hers.

Lim Poh Poh, 43, said she had bought a green-coloured Mitsubishi Grandis a decade ago.

She claimed that she never received any traffic summonses in the first eight years but her nightmare started two years ago when she started receiving summonses for traffic offences allegedly committed by her.

"I was surprised to receive my first ticket for speeding along the PLUS North-South Expressway on Oct 28, 2013.

"I received two additional traffic summonses, also for speeding along the Kesas Highway and the PLUS Expressway on Nov 15, 2013, and May 7 last year," she told a press conference organised by Johor MCA bureau of coordinating government affairs chairman Michael Tay Chee Boon here yesterday.

Lim said upon receiving the summonses, she had gone to the police and Road Transport Department headquarters to inform them that she was not the driver.

"The authorities showed me the pictures of the car and I was surprised to see the two cars of the same model with the same number plates," she said.

Lim said she tried to enter Singapore on Dec 9 but was denied entry by the republic's Immigration Department which claimed that another person had entered using her car registration details.

She has lodged a police report about the matter.

Meanwhile, Tay hoped the authorities would investigate as the matter has given the victim much trouble.

"What happened to the victim could also happen to others and I hope that the public will be careful to avoid such problems" he said, in urging the other two owners to come forward to clear the issue.

A police source confirmed the report and said that they were investigating the matter further.

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