PUTRAJAYA: Starting today (Feb 10), private vehicle owners will no longer be required to carry a physical copy of their Malaysian Driving Licence (LMM) or display their Malaysian Vehicle Licence (LKM), better known as ‘road tax’.
Transport Minister Anthony Loke said this is because the two licences will be made available on a digital platform via the MyJPJ application.
The move, he said was part of the ministry’s efforts to digitise services offered by the Road Transport Department (RTD).
“I have received various responses from the public on LKM, better known as road tax.
“(And) we at the ministry have been trying to find solutions to ease the difficulties of the public through digitisation.
“As such, starting today private vehicle owners, who are Malaysians, can use the digital LKM (e-LKM) and digital LMM (e-LMM) display modes through the RTD Public Portal or MyJPJ mobile application,” he told a press conference at his ministry today.
He said in line with the initiative, the provision under Section 20 of the Act Road Transport 1987 (Act 333) where “every LKM shall be affixed and displayed on the vehicle in question”, will no longer be enforced for the category of owners under the first phase on the initiative.
He said the exception will be gazetted under the authority given to the Transport Ministry under Section 127 (1) (b) of the Transport Act.
Loke said the drivers and vehicle owners who are not ready to move into the digital platform can still use the physical LMM and LKM.
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