Published on August 15th, 2019 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
MITI Confirms ‘End-Of-Vehicle-Life Policy will NOT Be Enforced
We can continue to keep and drive our well looked after old cars
With Malaysia being the 5th most expensive car market in the world, it is difficult for low income earners and retired Malaysians to purchase a new car and also to get a new car loan. This will have to be looked into before any end of life policy is put in force by the government.
At the BFM’s automotive conference, the Deputy Minister from the Ministry Of International Trade & Industry (MITI) Dr. Ong Kian Ming confirmed that the government has no plans to enforce this and the role of Puspakom will remain for used car transfers and there will be no enforcement of yearly motor vehicle ‘health’ checks.
We agree with the reasons shared as the retied government employee in the city who drives a 12-year-old Nissan has no reason to upgrade his car which is not giving him any problems and he does not have spare income to cover new car loan repayments.
In the small town of Bidor, a 60-year-old grandmother who drives a well looked after, slightly rusty and with sagging suspension 29-year old Mitsubishi Galant has no reason to buy a new Perodua as she does not have the money for the down-payment and the monthly instalments even though in her heart she would like a bright yellow Axia.
We also have a few old yet well looked after cars that we would like to hand down to our children in the next few years and we do not want to part with them or incur high costs to keep them in the family.