The Ministry of Transport (MOT) has just issued a press statement regarding the new deadline for the renewal of expired road tax (Lesen Kenderaan Motor) and Malaysian driving licences, extending from the end of September to the end of December 2021.
The MOT said that constant feedback from the public on the difficulty to perform such tasks before the September 30th deadline was a key factor in extending the moratorium for renewals. As such, expired road tax and Malaysian driving licences will not be subjected to enforcement and compliance activities by the Road Transport Department (JPJ) and Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) up to December 31st 2021.
Additionally, because of the continuous increase in vaccination rates among adults in the country (65.9%), the MOT has decided to fully reopen JPJ and Puspakom counters from Monday, September 6th, with the former discontinuing the much-criticised online appointment system. Customers who are planning to walk in and transact at JPJ counters from Monday must however be fully vaccinated with their MySejahtera app displaying a ‘Low-Risk’ status.
The MOT continues to encourage customers with internet access and online banking service to use existing online transaction channels such as mySikap JPJ, MyEG, Pos Malaysia as well as Puspakom centres for the renewal process of the two key documents.
State JPJ offices have also started drive-through counters at their premises for the renewal of road tax, driving licence as well as payment of summons.
The department also reiterates that vehicle owners have valid insurance coverage while the vehicle is in operation on the road at all times. Place the insurance ‘e-covernote’ inside the vehicle and display it to law enforcers when requested.