The Road Transport Department Malaysia (JPJ) has initiated various forms of assistance and relief to vehicle owners that have been affected by the last week’s flooding disaster.
Vehicle owners who have their documents lost or destroyed by the floods can get them 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).
Document owners will need to personally be at any JPJ offices to replace damaged items. Meanwhile, for documents that are destroyed or missing, owners will need to provide a copy of the Police Report or Disaster Victim Registration Form by the District Office or Department of Social Welfare Malaysia as evidence.
Meanwhile, vehicle owners who are aiding victims in various humanitarian efforts will be given greater liberty in terms of enforcement from the JPJ. Private vehicles such pick-up trucks have been seen providing various aid measures and as well as the story of ‘Abang Viva’ who travelled from Malacca to Shah Alam and then Pahang to help victims, whilst having a raft tied up on the roof of his Perodua Viva.
The department also mentioned ongoing assistance by its officers, such as the JPJ Selangor team handing out cooked meals to victims in Taman Sri Muda, Shah Alam, coordinating the movement at the relief centres as well as cleaning works at affected districts around the state.
“JPJ and all our staff also pray that the flood victims are given strength and facilitated in their affairs,” the statement ended.