This MWKA Online Talk was delivered on 29 July 2020 by Ms Janessa Kok & Mr Ryan Cheong and moderated by Ms Vivien Fan. Please visit to register for upcoming talks.


The police have stepped up their “Ops Mabuk” operations to curb road accidents caused by drivers driving under the influence of alcohol. Many have been arrested, charged and convicted for committing this offence under the Road Transport Act 1987 (RTA). According to the Bukit Aman Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department, 1,236 motorists nationwide have been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol under the RTA from 1 January 2020 to 15 June 2020.

Talk points:

  • The offence of driving under the influence of alcohol and its penalties
  • Criminal law procedure and police powers relating to drink driving
  • Legal rights and obligations at a police roadblock
  • Recent discussions on stricter laws and punishments

Speakers: Janessa Kok (Associate) & Ryan Cheong (Pupil in Chambers)

Moderator: Vivien Fan (Associate)

A copy of the talk slides in PDF format is available for download here.

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