The Road Transport Department Malaysia (JPJ) has initiated various forms of assistance and relief to vehicle owners that have been affected by the current flooding disaster.

Image: Facebook/Community Road Johor

Vehicle owners who have their documents lost or destroyed by the flooding can get it replaced for free. The JPJ has listed three important documents which qualify for this initiative: Vehicle Ownership Certificate (VOC), driving licence and the road tax slip or Lesen Kenderaan Motor (LKM).

Affected owners must first lodge a police report on the lost or damaged documents, before proceeding to JPJ to receive a replacement and the initiative takes effect from today until 15 April 2021.

JPJ will also be placing their ‘JPJ Mobile Unit’ at key temporary relief centres. Suitable vehicles owned by the department will also be mobilized to aid victims.

Image: Weststar Malaysia

Meanwhile, vehicle owners who are aiding victims in various humanitarian efforts will be given greater liberty in terms of enforcement.

Image: Facebook/Pusat Khidmat Dun Pengkalan Kubor

Major news dailies have reported that the flood situation continues to worsen, with close to 50,000 people having been evacuated to temporary relief centres. Locations that are badly hit include the east coast of the peninsular, as well as Perak and various cities in Johor.

The section between Lanchang and Temerloh on the East Coast Expressway (LPT1) remain impassable to vehicles due to flood waters.   

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