The moratorium period for the renewal of motor vehicle licences (LKM) and Malaysian driving licences (LMM) has been extended until Dec 31, says Transport Minister Wee Ka Siong.
However, he said holders of LKM which have expired must ensure that their vehicles have valid insurance coverage and present their e-cover note to the authorities upon request, including for inspection purposes.
The Road Transport Department (JPJ) previously said that the moratorium period for LKM and LMM renewals would not be extended past Sept 30.
It said renewals could be made through counter services at JPJ offices, Pos Malaysia Bhd branches, through MyEG Services Sdn Bhd (MyEG) and at the Computerised Vehicle Inspection Centre (Puspakom).
Meanwhile, Wee said the ministry had also agreed to allow JPJ and Puspakom counters to operate at 100% capacity for walk-in services from Sept 6.
“Starting Sept 6, JPJ will also stop the online appointment system. Customers who want to perform transactions at counters must be fully vaccinated and show their Covid-19 low-risk status on the MySejahtera application,” he told a media conference on the matter today.
Wee said the public was also encouraged to use the online services at JPJ’s mySIKAP portal or Pos Malaysia, MyEG, Puspakom services to perform their transactions.
“This is to avoid congestions at JPJ counters and facilitate the public in renewing their LKM and LMM,” he said.
He also reminded the public to comply with the SOPs when performing transactions at counters to prevent the spread of Covid-19.