In line with the new directive of a nationwide 14-day “Full lockdown” MCO 3.0, the Ministry of Transport Malaysia (MOT) has released a statement regarding the operations of agencies under its purview.
The JPJ, Puspakom, APAD (Land Public Transport Agency) and similar agencies operating in Sabah and Sarawak are temporarily closed from the 1st to 14th June 2021. Services and matters regarding commercial vehicles that fall under National Security Council’s (NSC) essential services that require cross-border movement are only allowed subject to appointment.
Similar to last year’s MCO, the MOT is relaxing the renewal of driving licences and road tax that have expiry dates between 1 June until 31 July 2021. Owners of said driving documents can perform the renewals from 1 August to 30 September 2021, in other words, granted a 60-day extension.
While you may still be able to drive with an expired road tax and licence, your vehicle must still have insurance coverage. Drivers are urged to carry their vehicle’s insurance cover note while on the road.
Returning to the previous normal, driver’s licence and road tax renewals can be done via MySikap JPJ or MyEG online portals. Those who have renewed the said documents do not need to collect the physical documents over the counter during the MCO 3.0 period; merely showing the proof of payment/receipt will do.
The MOT has also directed JPJ to open its self-service kiosk at the latter’s premises. The kiosk, which is said to be able to renew road tax and driver’s licence, will have two operating hours- 6:00 am to 8:00 pm for kiosks placed outside of the premise, while 8:30 am to 4:00 pm for kiosks inside JPJ premises.
On the matter of Puspakom inspection validity, the date of expiry will be extended following the duration of the MCO3.0. As for those who have made an inspection appointment during the “lockdown” dates, Puspakom will issue a refund of the payment within 30 working days.
Such measures have been taken to avoid the gathering of large crowds and to also ensure that the supply of essential goods to the public will not be affected by the MCO.