Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook today said that private vehicle owners no longer need to display their road tax on their windscreens as has traditionally been the case.
In a statement, he said they will instead be able to use a digital display mode for both their road tax and their driving licence.
He added that the Road Transport Department could save up to RM96 million a year through digitalisation.
"From Feb 10, 2023 onwards, private vehicle owners who are Malaysian citizens can use the LKM Digital (e-LKM) display mode and LMM Digital (e-LMM) through the JPJ portal or MyJPJ mobile app under this pioneer project," he said.
"In line with this initiative, the provisions under Section 20 of the Road Transport Act 1987 where 'every LKM (road tax) must be displayed in the vehicle in question' will no longer be enforced for owners under the first phase."
Loke said the initiative would be carried out in stages, with the first phase involving individual private vehicle owners, including motorcyclists.
He said the system readiness and public acceptance would be taken into consideration before the initiative is expanded to further stages.
"I urge all drivers and vehicle owners to shift to the digital platform," he said.
"Those who are not yet ready to make this move can continue with the existing practice of displaying the road tax in their vehicles and using their physical driving licence for an interim period."
Members of the public can register for accounts through the JPJ portal or MyJPJ application.