Posted on November 23, 2012


By Singa Terhormat


RM15,300 a unit vs RM173,925 per unit

RM18,369 a unit vs RM223,500 per unit

Unit cost—RM15,300. Training cost—RM158,625.

Unit cost—RM18,369. Training cost—RM205,131.

Refer t0 Malaysianinsider, excerpts from which are reproduced below.

RM200,000 more for each speed camera because of training, says govt

By Mohd Farhan Darwis

The home ministry told Parliament today that teaching policemen here how to use two models of speed trap cameras accounted for the huge difference of over RM200,000 per unit paid for by Malaysia compared with prices in the United States.

Deputy Home Minister Datuk Wira Abu Seman Yusop said the suppliers had provided training to policemen here as well as for maintenance of the cameras used to catch speeding motorists.
…According to market prices then, the Laser Trucam model would have cost only US$5,000 (RM15,300) a unit while the Laser Digicam model would only be US$1,000 more, at US$6,000, Pokok Sena MP Datuk Mahfuz Omar said.

These prices are reported to have been paid for by police departments in the United States to the suppliers.

…“The difference in price between ours and the ones in the US is because they are manufacturers while we import the cameras in.

“There is an element of training provided by the supplier to the police, maintenance and also a two year warranty,” said Abu Seman.

On Monday, Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said the police had a total of 124 speed trap cameras worth RM23.5 million, which was first bought in 1995.

“The price for each unit is as follows: a) Laser Digicam model at a total of 85 units with the price of RM173,925 per unit; and b) Laser Trucam model at a total of 39 units with the price of RM223,500 per unit,” Hishammuddin said in a written reply to Jerai MP Mohd Firdaus Jaafar’s question in Parliament on the total number of speed trap cameras owned by the police force and the price of each unit.