16 May '14, 2pm
Time to lighten up, Ops Cermin Gelap begins June 16
Dark days ahead for those in the dark, it seems. Beginning on June 16, the police and the Road Transport Department (JPJ) will undertake a nationwide operation called Ops Cermin Gelap . As the name suggests, the operation will target vehicles with heavily-tinted windows, with their owners set to face a fine of RM300, according to news reports. Permissible tint levels in the existing rules states a minimum of 70% visible light transmission levels for the front windscreen and 50% for other windows and the rear windshield. There’s no doubting that window film tint is very much a necessity here, given the daytime temperature levels Malaysian motorists face daily, and there’s the element of safety too. But there’s tint, and then there’s tint, and the quest to keep cool has shown up a darker side to things in many cases. The cops say the reason for the operation is to reduce the...