For decades, Malaysian motorists have been complaining about the quality of road tax sticker, which is pretty fragile and easily torn off when peeling them off the backing paper. Despite the complaints, the Road Transport Department (JPJ) has ignored the matter.
Recently, the newly-appointed Transport Minister, Anthony Loke announced something ‘big’ is about happen to the quality of road tax stickers.
In a Facebook post, Loke said this matter has been brought up for discussion during a meeting with the JPJ management.
“I know a lot of people have complained about the poor quality of road tax stickers and that is something we are aware of and a ‘big change’ is expected to take place this year,” Loke said.
“Any implementation of new initiatives will be planned properly and I will make announcements when full preparation is made.”
Meanwhile, he said JPJ would be digitalising its core services such as licensing of vehicles and drivers, and strengthening the enforcement of road regulations.
Loke added that the department aims to make things simpler for Malaysians so they do not have to waste time queuing up in long lines.
Finally it’s here!
On Twitter, netizens welcome Loke’s announcement with open arms and praised him for doing something that the past Transport Minister failed to do.
“How many Transport Ministers are needed to change dysfunctional road tax stickers? 5 ladies and gents. 5 – Chan, Ong, Liow, Loke, Wee, and now Loke again. We’ve been saddled with this peeling, fading, breaking, falling road tax sticker from 2004 if I’m not mistaken,” a netizen said.
“Thank you YB Menteri Anthony Loke. We all look forward to this matter,” another netizen said.
Meanwhile, some netizens suggested that JPJ should do away with the road tax sticker and digitalise the entire process.
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