Published on November 27th, 2021 | by Amirul Mukminin0
Don’t Wait Until The Last Minute To Renew Your Road Tax
Malaysians have this common habit of doing things at the eleventh hour
Back in September, Minister of Transport Wee Ka Siong announced that the deadline for renewal of driving licences and road tax has been extended to 31 December 2021 from the initial deadline of 30 September 2021. This was in acknowledgement of the difficulties faced by many to access public services during the Covid-19.
Since no action would be taken against those with expired documents, road users seem to be taking their sweet time to get their driving licences (LMM) and road tax (LKM) renewed. According to JPJ deputy director-general (planning and operations) Aedy Fadly Ramli, as at 16 November, a whopping 3.78 million vehicles throughout the country have yet to renew their LKM.
Those who haven’t done it are advised to go to any Road Transport Department (JPJ) branch nationwide either on weekdays or weekends. Leaving it to the last minute could cause congestions at JPJ branches, Aedi said.
Alternatively, the public can just walk into any of the Pos Malaysia branches nationwide to renew their licences and road tax. Or, to save time and avoid crowds, they can do it online through the official JPJ website or MyEG.
Aedi warned road users that they have until the end of this year to get their documents renewed and failure to do so will result in stern legal action as there will be no more extension of the grace period.