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PPP number plate bidding breaks JPJ record with close to RM 7.3 million collected

Between November 5th to 9th, the Road Transport Department (JPJ) opened bidding for PPP number plate registration and accumulated almost RM 7.3 million with 11,718 bidders, that's a new record for JPJ. The highest bid is, of course, for the number plate PPP1 which was rumoured to have been bought by badminton star Lee Chong Wei’s brother, Lee Chong Hoon, for RM 260,000. That’s the price of a Mazda MX-5! Or you can purchase 4 Perodua Myvis and still have change. PPP9 is the second most expensive


Nov 11, 2020

Standardised number plates for Malaysian cars – 20 years later, still nothing to show

Earlier this week, the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development said that the Ministry of Transport will table a new bill to replace vehicle stickers for persons with disabilities with a special number plate. One week earlier, the Johor state police announced a crackdown on vehicles with ‘fancy’ vehicle number plates – plates that don’t meet JPJ’s standards. The bigger question is, why after more than 20 years, Malaysia still can’t enforce standardized vehicle number plates? Proposals


Dec 27, 2020

You can now make a complain about fancy car number plates to JPJ's complain centre

The Road Transport Department (JPJ) is asking for the help of all road users to report any customised car number plates that do not follow the JPJ regulated specifications. In just the first 5 months of 2020, JPJ has issued a total of 12,694 notices to car owners for using a number plate that is not up to the JPJ regulated specifications. JPJ also reports that they have compounded 7,455 cars between January and May for the same reason. For years, customised, or also known as “fancy”, number plat


Jun 19, 2020

Buying a used car? Here's how to check for unpaid summons

So, you've found the used car of your dreams, sent it to your trusted mechanic and even got the green light from Puspakom to transfer to name over to you. But wait, have you checked if the car has any unpaid traffic summons attached to it? Surprisingly, this is a step that most used car buyers would miss on. Excited car buyers will find themselves facing a roadblock when they realise that JPJ will not transfer the car to them as the previous owner has outstanding traffic summons that has yet to


Nov 4, 2020

What's the history behind Malaysian number plates?

The ubiquitous number plate. These little black and white boxes on every road-going vehicle may seem like a boring topic to explore but look beyond the regulative reasons behind them and they actually have a pretty fascinating history. What purpose does it serve? Simple, really. It's a result of transportation being more accessible, and the government needs a way to regulate and control the vehicles pootling around. They're useful because in the event of an accident or a crime, authorities could


Sep 13, 2020

Ridiculous lack of data is another reason why Malaysia’s car industry cannot progress

Market intelligence forms the basis of any company’s ability to make reliable forecasts and volume planning. Without it, the company is merely shooting in the dark. What is the projected sales mix between the S, E, and V variants of the Honda City? What’s the monthly sales volume? What’s the colour demand trend? All these questions need to be answered at least 6 months in advance because that’s how the manufacturing industry works. Most of the world’s manufacturing plants operate using the so-ca


Feb 16, 2021

PDRM declares support to implement number plates for bicycles

Back in September, the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS) issued a proposal to implement a licensing system for bicycles as a means to compile a database of the number of bicycles and cyclists. The idea was quickly shot down by various ministers, but now The Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) has declared their support for the proposal in a TV interview. Bukit Aman Traffic Investigations and Enforcement chief assistant director Bakri Zainal Abidin told RTM that the move was timely an


Dec 28, 2020

How do you to renew your insurance and road tax online?

With news that JPJ has decided to close all offices due to the gathering of large crowds, the government is now encouraging the use of MyEG to renew their respective insurance and road taxes. If you're uncertain how the online portal works, here are a few step by step pointers. The documents that you need are: JPJ vehicle registration card Previous insurance cover note When renewing your car insurance, you will have to refer to your registration card when filling out the details. For example, wh


Mar 26, 2020

What paperwork do you need before selling your car?

It’s time to sell your car. You’ve already figured out how to get the highest price and how to clean the interior, but how do you sell your car without going through a used car dealer? Assuming that you’ve somehow managed to find for a buyer that’s willing to buy your old car, there are some steps to follow before you can sell off your old car. Also Read: Selling your car soon? Here's how to ensure you get the highest price If it’s a cash sale and there’s no outstanding loan, it’s pretty straigh


Apr 6, 2021

Man gets scammed on FB over a RM 36k Ford Ranger Raptor

As car fanatics, we love to indulge in a little bit of car window shopping. You know, looking through the online classifieds hoping to add a dream car to your imaginary garage. Sometimes, you do come across a deal that sounds way too good to be true and on rare occasions, it really is a good deal. Unfortunately for a contractor, he fell victim to a scam. According to local reports, the 53-year old man from Pekan, Pahang stumbled across an ad for a Ford Ranger Raptor that was for sale on Facebook

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Oct 21, 2020

Yes, we will be changing our government soon but did our politicians change their cars too?

By now you would have learned that Malaysia is in the midst of changing its government, just 21 months after the 14th general election. We will leave the political commentary to other media outlets but as an automotive publication, we can’t help but ask “What happened to all their Proton Perdana official cars?” Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir was seen leaving Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia’s supreme council meeting in Yayasan Selangor in a Volvo S90 T8 Twin Engine bearing registration number VEJ


Feb 24, 2020

All JPJ offices to resume operations starting 18 May 2020

The Road Transport Department Malaysia (JPJ) has announced that they will be reopening counters and services come 18 May 2020. Previously, all JPJ offices were ordered to close during the second week of the Movement Control Order. This was due to the overwhelming number of people still going to the offices despite the warning to stay home and avoid crowded areas. Now that the government has implemented a Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO), Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong, ha


May 15, 2020

Scored a used child car seat? Have you checked the expiry date?

With the Road and Transport Department (JPJ) waiting for the official green light to start issuing fines for not using a child car seat, many parents are rushing to purchase a seat to avoid needing to pay the expensive fine. But unfortunately, many are looking to second-hand child seats or hand-me-downs from friends and families. Did you know that these child car seats have an expiry date? Yes, all child car seats have an expiry date or shelf life as we call it. There are many factors contributi


Aug 8, 2020

32 JPJ officers arrested as MACC busts syndicate offering protection for lorry drivers

A syndicate offering protection to errant lorry drivers was busted by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in an operation known as Ops Sukat. 44 individuals were arrested, 32 of which were officers at the Road Transport Department (JPJ). The Star reports the syndicate’s modus operandi is similar to a syndicate that was busted in Penang 2 years ago. JPJ officers would make deals with lorry operators who had committed road offences like overloading and not meeting technical conditions


Mar 17, 2021

157 clone vehicles in Kelantan seized by JPJ, up to RM 20k fines and jail time

Since 2016, the Road Transport Department (JPJ) in Kelantan has seized as many as 157 clone cars, including 8 cars seized this year (to date) and 11 cars last year. Clone cars may appear attractive with low prices but it’s actually a thorn in the flesh. For those who buy clone cars thinking they are safe because they live in a secluded area, think again. Director of JPJ in Kelantan, Hanif Yusabra Yusuf, said the owners of clone cars who were caught are aged between 25 to 45. They were willing to


Mar 18, 2021

Road tax paid to JPJ don’t go to road maintenance, so what are we paying for?

Most of us take it for granted that road tax, by virtue of its name, goes directly into maintenance of non-tolled roads, but that's actually not true. Instead, road tax is just yet another channel of government revenue, and it's not used exclusively for road maintenance. Which begs the obvious question, what are we paying for then? Before we go further and for the benefit of those who missed our last article, here's some background. The former Director General of MIROS (Malaysian Institute of Ro


Jan 10, 2021

Changing your car's colour? Read this JPJ guide first

No matter the reason, repainting your car to a new colour is something we have to declare to the Road Transport Department (JPJ). So, what are the procedures to do so? JPJ released a convenient guide on their Facebook page to inform us what are the steps we have to take when changing our car colour. Also read: JPJ counters in MCO states will be limited to just 3 services 1. Repaint your car No, you don’t have to get permission from JPJ to repaint your car. You can go ahead and repaint your car b


Mar 23, 2021

Geely's logo is always related to the number 6, what is their affinity with it?

The Geely logo has been growing increasingly familiar in the automotive world. You can’t read about Volvo or Proton without thinking about Geely, not to mention that the company now ranks as one of the world’s biggest car manufacturers and appears frequently in the news with one new joint venture or another. It took 30 years for Geely to become the world-renown brand that it is today along with a few changes in the logo and corporate identity. But how did they get from a mountain to a shield? It


Feb 20, 2021

Selangor JPJ cracks down on improper use of vehicle trade plates

The Selangor Road Transport Department (JPJ) has started the crack down on the improper use of JPJ issued trade plates on the road. Also read: 157 clone vehicles in Kelantan seized by JPJ, up to RM 20k fines and jail time The Enforcement Unit is assisted by members of the Operation Unit, Overloading Enforcement Unit, and the Motorcycle Enforcement Unit of the Selangor JPJ office. Motor Vehicle Trade Licenses (LPKM) or better known as ‘trade plates’ are issued by JPJ to enable vehicles without a


Mar 29, 2021

After MCO, chip supply shortage is slowing car production in Malaysia

Just when you thought the car industry can get some respite after MITI’s corrective U-turn to allow automotive manufacturing to resume as the whole of Malaysia except for Sarawak goes back into MCO mode, we have been told by our friends working in the manufacturing sector that the much talked about worldwide shortage of semiconductor chips has hit Malaysia, threatening to halt production lines once more. Not all manufacturers are facing the problem yet but we understand that several major local


Jan 21, 2021

Covid-19: Do you need to fill up a form to travel inter-state? Here's the latest update from PDRM

Hours before Malaysia’s first movement control order came into effect, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador announced that Malaysians wishing to cross inter-state borders during the order are required to fill up a form at their nearest police station. But one hour after the announcement, PDRM has quickly retracted the order. This was due to the overwhelming amount of people making their way to the nearest police stations to obtain the form triggering what experts are c


Mar 18, 2020

JPJ waiting for green light from Transport Ministry to enforce child seat rule

Though the child car seat policy was introduced in January 2020, the Road and Transport Department (JPJ) has yet to fully enforce the use of it in private cars so far. According to a report by Bernama, JPJ is currently just waiting for the green light from the Transport Ministry to do so. As we reported late last year, the child car seat or child restraint system (CRS) rule will start effect in January 2020. But, then Transport Minister, Anthony Loke, directed JPJ to implement an advocacy progra


Jul 28, 2020

JPJ summons lazy driving school teacher for endangering students’ lives

A driving school teacher in Seberang Perai was issued a summons by the Road Transport Department (JPJ) for leaving students unattended during driving practice. According to the JPJ State Director, Adenan Md. Isa, the authorities discovered the offence when they conducted a surprise inspection at the driving institute located in Seberang Jaya. Adenan told Kosmo! Online that leaving students to learn unattended is very dangerous as an accident could happen due to the student’s lack of experience.


Mar 15, 2021

JPJ celebrate Merdeka with 70% discount on summonses

As part of Merdeka month celebration, the Road Transport Department (JPJ) has declared a special 70 percent discount on all compoundable summonses. Transport Minister Dr Wee Ka Siong said that the special discount will run throughout the month of August. All summonses paid during the time period will be given a 70 percent discount. “The discount is given to all compoundable summonses issued by JPJ and the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) for offences under the Road Transport Act and Comme


Jul 29, 2020

MITI’s latest directive on relaxing MCO for workshops and car plants confuses more than informs

At 9am today, the Ministry of International Trade and Industry’s (MITI) website will begin accepting applications from businesses who wish to reopen during MCO. Last Friday, MITI Minister Dato’ Seri Azmin Ali announced a list of business sectors that are allowed to resume operations. Among the sectors are automotive workshops and automotive manufacturing plants (exports only). However, Defense Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob clarified yesterday that MITI’s announcement doesn’t cover the whole of Ma


Apr 13, 2020

Potongan 70% untuk saman JPJ sempena bulan kemerdekaan!

Dalam suatu kenyataan yang mengejut, Jabatan Pengangkutan Jalan telah mengumumkan potongan sebanyak 70% sempena bulan kemerdekaan. Laporan tersebut memetik kenyataan Menteri Pengangkutan, Dr Wee Ka Siong yang menyebut bahawa potongan tersebut bakal diadakan sepanjang bulan kemerdekaan. "Potongan harga diberikan kepada semua saman dan kompaun yang dikeluarkan oleh JPJ dan Suruhanjaya Pengangkutan Awam Darat (SPAD) atas kesalahan di bawah Akta Pengangkutan Jalan dan Akta Lembaga Perlesenan Kendera


Jul 29, 2020

MoF has denied MAA’s appeal to extend SST cut, car prices to go up on 1-Jan 2021

The Ministry of Finance (MoF) has denied appeals by the Malaysia Automotive Association (MAA) to extend the current SST exemption/discount to 30-June 2021. According to a report by Careta.my, the cut-off point for new cars to qualify for the 10 percent sales tax exemption is 31-December 2020, and the cars must be delivered to dealers/sales outlets latest by 31-December 2020, and registered before 31-Jan 2021. Cars that are delivered to dealers/sales outlets after 31-December 2020 will be charged


Dec 24, 2020

VIN, it's your car's 'IC number' and here's how to find it

You’ve probably heard of the term ‘chassis number’ before, but what does it mean? Officially, ‘chassis number’ should be called Vehicle Identification Number, VIN for short. Think of VIN as the identification number for your car, as each car has a unique number, much like our Identification Card (IC). Similar to our IC, the vehicle's VIN contains a bunch of useful information, like fitted options to the vehicle, body colour, and origin of vehicle. A VIN that starts with PL to PR would indicate t


Oct 19, 2019

Jual nombor plat sahaja, JPJ kaut untung RM 4.1 bilion!

Jabatan Pengangkutan Jalan (JPJ) Malaysia telah mengaut pendapatan sebanyak RM 4.1 bilion untuk tahun lalu. Pencapaian ini adalah hasil kutipan JPJ ebid dan perkhidmatan lain yang ditawarkan, Bagi anda yang belum tahu, JPJ eBid adalah perkhidmatan bidaan nombor secara dalam talian. Anda hanya perlu masuk ke laman sesawang dan bida mana-mana nombor pendaftaran kenderaan yang anda suka. JPJ eBid menawarkan ketelusan bidaan bermula dari transaksi pendaftaran sehinggalah pembayaran dibuat. Menurut K


Apr 8, 2021

JPJ tawar diskaun saman sehingga 70% bermula esok!

Mulai esok, segala saman yang berkait dengan Jabatan Pengangkutan Jalan (JPJ) yang boleh dikompaun termasuk kes yang masih dalam tindakan senarai hitam boleh diselesaikan dengan diskaun sehingga 70%. Pengurangan saman kali ini ditawarkan selama dua bulan. Sejak tahun 2010 hingga bulan lepas, sebanyak 3.5 juta sama aktif masih belum diselesaikan. Bagaimanapun, pengurangan saman ini tidak termasuk untuk kes di dalam sebutan mahkamah. Menurut Kementerian Pengangkutan, pembayaran saman yang tertungg


Apr 12, 2021