Did JPJ stop issuing physical road tax stickers, except to senior citizens, foreigners and companies?!
Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!
Claim : JPJ Stopped Issuing Physical Road Tax For Most Drivers!
This message has gone viral on WhatsApp and social media platforms, claiming that JPJ stopped issuing physical road tax stickers, except to senior citizens, foreigners and companies!
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Truth : JPJ Did Not Stop Issuing Physical Road Tax Stickers!
This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS circulating on WhatsApp and social media platforms, and here are the reasons why…
Fact #1 : Physical Road Tax Sticker No Longer Required For Most Drivers
- private vehicles owned by private companies
- private vehicles owned by foreigners
- commercial vehicles
- public service vehicles
Fact #2 : Digital Road Tax Is Optional
When Anthony Loke announced the introduction of a digital road tax or motor vehicle licence (e-LKM) on 10 February 2023, he said that it was optional, and part of the broader digitalisation plan for JPJ to provide a smoother and faster service to the people.
As mentioned in our 10 February 2023 article, the e-LKM digital road tax is OPTIONAL. You can continue request for, and use a physical sticker.
Read more : Malaysia Digital Road Tax + Driving Licence FAQ!
Fact #3 : JPJ Continues To Offer Physical Road Tax Stickers
As Transport Minister Anthony Loke clarified, JPJ will continue to offer physical road tax stickers for motorists who still prefer to use it on their cars or motorcycles.
These printed stickers will be available to all motorists who request for it, at all JPJ branches.
Fact #4 : JPJ Ordered To Remove Notice!
On Thursday, 3 August 2023, Transport Minister Anthony Loke ordered JPJ to remove the notice posted at several branches, stating that the Road Transport Department was no longer issuing physical stickers for private vehicles.
Anthony Loke said that the directive, which was issued by JPJ Director-General Rospiagos Taha, was due to the non-availability of physical stickers are several branches, and NOT a policy decision.
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Fact #5 : Digital Road Tax + Driving Licence Not Mandatory In 2023
The Malaysia Transport Ministry is giving motorists until the end of 2023 at the very minimum, to register and try out the new digital road tax and digital driving licence.
On Thursday, 3 August 2023, Road Transport Minister Anthony Loke also said that a cut-off date for the full transition to digital road tax has yet to be set. Therefore, the claim that JPJ has stopped issuing physical road tax stickers is categorically false.
According to JPJ, only about 30% of vehicle owners have so far opted for the digital road tax.
Fact #5 : MyJPJ App Not Mandatory Either
Just to be clear – it is NOT mandatory for any motorist to download and use the MyJPJ app either. It is merely “one of the options” to obtain the digital copy of your road tax and driving licence.
It does not matter if you have no physical road tax sticker or driving licence, and are unable to show the digital versions using the MyJPJ app. The enforcement agencies can confirm the status of your road tax and driving licence through their own gadget.
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