Renewal of Road Tax in Post Offices Suspended
24 February 2021 – The Road Transport Department Malaysia aka JPJ Malaysia dropped the bombshell to take action for suspending the renewal of road tax (Lesen Kenderaan Motor) for private vehicles at post offices nationwide. To prevent those users’ inconvenience and being fined, Pos Malaysia announced this notice again on 22 February 2021.
Due to the Movement Control Order (MCO) 2.0, some of JPJ counter services are scaling down temporarily. Therefore, JPJ decided to suspend the renewal of road tax from February 23 till March 31. As we know, road tax is charged for every wheeled vehicle to use it on public roads including highways. Furthermore, road tax is also needed to be renewed annually to ensure maintaining the road network nationwide.
Compared to MCO 1.0, JPJ announced suspension of driving license and more strict to stop the spreading of coronavirus and avoid overcrowding at JPJ offices or post offices nationwide.
However, for now, JPJ allows and exempts those private vehicle users who have expired road tax as long as the vehicle has valid insurance. So, if you have expired road tax, you are no longer fined as well as JPJ giving a green light sign during the period given!
Besides, all drivers are advised to print out a copy of valid vehicle insurance certificate (e-cover note) as evidence, in case of requesting from enforcement officers, so that those users can still operate their motor vehicles as well. It also stated that all other JPJ customer services still available, every user can renew their driving license and vehicle insurance at post offices nationwide. If you have any enquiries for above, you can contact the JPJ office as well.
Also, according to Ministry of Transport, Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong posted a Facebook status, it stated JPJ are forced to close down certain counter services due to MCO 2.0 announcement and caused some citizens to fail for updating their road tax and private vehicle license. Thus, all citizen are free to drive private vehicles on public roads starting from 1st February until 31th March 2021.
The Road Transport Department Malaysia (JPJ) also emphasized that this notice is only limited for those private vehicle users, all other public vehicles must update their road tax and license as normal at JPJ counter services. No excuses are allowed.
Pos Malaysia said, “We apologise for any inconvenience caused.” and added some statements that Malaysia citizens can reach out to them via AskPos at www.pos.com.my or throughout the Pos Malaysia mobile app.
Hence, do not be panicked, shocked or disappointed if you find out that you can’t renew your road tax. It is okay as long as you have valid vehicle insurance. No matter what, stay safe when u drive a vehicle or at out, always stay at home and no worries about changing your road tax or driving license. You can also stay home and renew your road tax at www.myeg.com.my/services/jpj without any exposure with the coronavirus during this COVID-19 pandemic. Stay safe, stay home!