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Police to cancel fines issued for not wearing face masks in private vehicles

As you know, Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob has clarified that wearing a mask in private vehicles is not compulsory. Following that, the police will be cancelling summonses issued to those who were found not wearing face masks in private vehicles. The senior minister also said that those who had already paid their fines to the Ministry of Health (MOH) for the said offence may claim back their payments. In his statement regarding the situation, Ismail Sabri acknowledged the misund


Aug 4, 2020

MCO 2.0: MoT allows exemption of road tax renewals from 1 Feb to 31 Mar 2021

Minister of Transport, Datuk Sri Dr Wee Ka Siong, announced on his Facebook page that the Ministry of Transport will be exempting the need to renew Motor Driving License (LKM) and Competent Driving Licenses (CDL) exclusive of Vocational License from 1 February to 31 March 2021. The decision came after public concerns over the limited services at Road Transport Department (JPJ), Land Public Transport Agency (APAD), and Commercial Vehicle Licensing Board (CVLB) offices. As reported earlier, servic


Jan 29, 2021

Kelonggaran perbaharui cukai jalan bantu tangani kekangan kewangan akibat COVID-19 - Menteri Pengangkutan

Kenderaan persendirian yang Lesen Kenderaan Motor (LKM) tamat tempoh tidak melebihi tiga tahun boleh membuat pembaharuan cukai jalan tanpa perlu menjalani pemeriksaan di Pusat Pemeriksaan Kenderaan Berkomputer (Puspakom), berkuat kuasa hari ini (4 September 2020). Menteri Pengangkutan Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong berkata kerajaan membuat keputusan itu selepas mengambil kira permintaan pemilik kenderaan yang mahu diberi kelonggaran memandangkan ada yang menghadapi kekangan kewangan untuk pemeriksaan k


Sep 4, 2020

SPRM cekup tujuh kakitangan JPJ, seleweng duit cukai jalan RM 3.1 juta

Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM) berjaya mencekup tujuh petugas kaunter Jabatan Pengangkutan Jalan (JPJ) Johor semalam (21 Feb) atas tuduhan penyelewengan urusan cukai jalan Lesen Kenderaan Motor (LKM) dengan nilai mencecah RM 3.1 juta yang melibatkan lebih 1,000 jenis kenderaan. Menurut sumber Harian Metro, suspek terdiri daripada lima lelaki dan dua wanita berusia antara 27 hingga 42 tahun yang dipercayai bertugas di JPJ Johor. Sumber akhbar itu berkata mereka dipercayai memanipul


Feb 22, 2021

Pengecualian pembaharuan lesen memandu dan cukai jalan dilanjutkan

Menteri Pengangkutan Malaysia, Dr. Wee Ka Siong dalam satu kenyataan semalam mengumumkan pemilik kenderaan persendirian akan ada masa lagi sehingga 31 Mei 2021 untuk memperbaharui lesen memandu atau cukai jalan yang telah luput pada Febuari dan Mac. Beliau berkata ini adalah lanjutan kedua yang diberi kepada orang awam. Sama seperti lanjutan pertama, pemilik kenderaan hanya perlu memastikan sijil insurans kenderaan (‘cover note’) masih sah semasa memandu. Terdahulu, pengecualian ini dilaksanakan


Mar 27, 2021

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 breaks car window in attempt to remove evidence of sexual harassment

A 24-year-old woman’s quick response to a man sexually harassing her was to record a video as evidence. The man then proceeded to violently break her car window in an attempt to remove said evidence. According to a Facebook post, the victim had just parked her car outside of You Vista Condo, Cheras at 1.30 am when a suspicious motorcyclist approached her car and allegedly tried to flash his private parts at her. When she immediately whipped out her phone to record his actions, the man started ge


Apr 7, 2021

Flying car project still on but grounded for now

Many things have happened during the past 7 months but what is to become of the heavily publicised “flying car” project that was mooted by the previous government? It hasn’t been scrapped, instead, it will be put on a back burner as the government focus on helping small and medium enterprises (SME) recover from the Covid-19 pandemic. The announcement was made by the Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives Minister, Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar, at the Dewan Rakyat during Oral Question


Aug 5, 2020

Konon nak rai 'kemerdekaan' lepas SPM, akhirnya dapat surat saman!

Keseronokan 63 calon peperiksaan Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) di Melaka meraikan 'kebebasan' selepas selesai menduduki kertas terakhir berakhir dengan duka apabila kesemuanya dilayangkan saman, semalam. Ia berikutan ketika kesemua mereka sedang berseronok melakukan aksi samseng bermotosikal, pihak Polis turut melakukan pemantauan dengan menjalankan satu Op Khas (pengubahsuaian ekzos dan pemantauan calon SPM). Kejadian berlaku di Jalan Pantai Puteri dan Dataran Klebang di Melaka. Sebelum ini pa


Mar 5, 2021

New or used car, which should you buy after MCO?

The Movement Control Order (MCO) in place to control the Covid-19 pandemic has put a huge speed bump on the various economic sector. The automotive industry has come to a complete halt as JPJ (Road and Transport Department Malaysia) has yet to resume new private vehicle registration (services related to commercial vehicles are available). It’s only a matter of time before consumers can go out and purchase their next perfect car. But with the soft economy that will prolong for the foreseeable fut

Adrian ChiaAdrian Chia

May 24, 2020

Want your car to last a million miles? Take advice from a man who did 3.2 million

Whether you use the metric or imperial measurement unit, the numbers on an analogue odometer usually only went up to 999,999. Hitting a million miles or a million kilometres then, would ‘reset’ your odometer. Although achieved by various commercial vehicles, it is quite rare for a private owned passenger vehicle to cross the million-mile mark. A million miles equals 1,609,344 km. On average, Malaysian drivers cover 28,188 km in a year. That means the average Malaysian would take 57 years to hit


Jun 25, 2020

How to get your car loan approved? Here are 5 things that affect your chances

In 1949, the loan tenure for a VW Beetle was 12 months with an interest rate of 9 % per annum. Things have changed. In Malaysia today, car loan tenures are usually of 5,7, or even 9 years with interest rates hovering around 3% per annum (calculated on principal). Cars are getting more expensive and are almost impossible to purchase without using a loan. But is taking a car loan a bad financial decision? Well, it depends on your financial circumstances (mainly your income), how much you benefit f


Jan 28, 2021

All xEVs sold in Thailand to be locally-assembled by 2035, Thai gov sets lofty ambition

After a meeting of the Thai “National New Generation Vehicle Committee” on Wednesday, the Thai government has announced its most ambitious plan to date – to have all electrified vehicles sold in Thailand also be assembled in Thailand by 2035. Bangkok Post reports that the "National New Generation Vehicle Committee", chaired by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Energy, Supattanapong Punmeechaow, approved the private sector’s request to hasten the Thai EV plans. With the 2035 100% target in mi


Mar 25, 2021

Buying guide: 5 things to lookout for when buying a used car

Want that dream car of yours but can’t afford to buy new? The used car market is one solution. If you are shopping for a used car, here are the list of things that you should look out for. 1. Check paintwork, body panels, engine bay, and underneath of the car First impression matters. The outlook of the car is what makes you attracted to it in the first place, so naturally, this will be the first thing you should look at. Always inspect the car in daylight, because the sun's reflection can tell

Zamil SyaheerZamil Syaheer

May 15, 2020

Should you buy a new Proton X70 or a used Honda CR-V?

With prices starting from just RM 95,000, it’s no surprise why the Proton X70 became a hit among Malaysians. Proton X70 gallery Even in its range-topping Premium X trim, RM 122,800 isn’t a lot of money, considering the amount of features the Proton X70 offers. Keep in mind that for the same price you’re paying for a brand-new Proton X70, you can also get a used Honda CR-V. Honda CR-V gallery A quick check on some car listing sites indicate you can get a turbocharged 2017 Honda CR-V 1.5 TC-P or a


May 14, 2020

Ferrari F8 Spider launched in Malaysia – 720 PS/770 Nm, infinite headroom, from RM 1.1m before tax

Ferrari F8 Spider At a private preview, Naza Italia unveiled the Ferrari F8 Spider in Malaysia, which is a South East Asia debut along with the introduction of the Ferrari 812 GTS. The open-top supercar from Maranello is the successor to the 488 Spider, with more power and less weight than before. Visually, it looks identical to the F8 Tributo apart from the obvious convertible roof. The retractable hard top (RHT) takes just 14 seconds to complete its task from either state, as long as the car i


May 15, 2020

Did you know that Geely has a flying car that works?

Not many are aware but Geely has been quietly working on a flying car, one that actually fits the description of a flying car, as in a vehicle that not only flies but can also be driven on the road. The distinction is important because our own Entrepreneur Development Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Yusof is still confused between a flying car and an air taxi. The erroneously described flying car project that the Malaysian government supports is not a flying car but an air taxi - a vertical tak


Nov 19, 2019

We have 2 national car brands, but still no product recall law, why?

A car has on average, about 30,000 to 50,000 parts, depending on vehicle type. Despite a manufacturer's best effort, every now and then, some defective parts will inevitably slip through. As cars get more complicated and consumer rights protection are strengthened in many parts of the world, it’s only natural for recalls to become increasingly common. As much as manufacturers try their best, there’s no such thing as a zero-defect manufacturer. The nature of how mass production work and increasin


Aug 16, 2020

It’s time to stop using the term national cars to describe Proton and Perodua

Perusahaan Otomobil Nasional, the company which we now know as Proton Holdings, was established in 1983 as Malaysia’s national car company. Ten years later in 1993, Perusahaan Otomobil Kedua, better known as Perodua, was established as our second national national car company. We are now in the midst of setting up a third national car. All three national car companies were mooted by our then Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir Mohamad. In the early days, both Proton and Perodua were in every sense, a na


Sep 6, 2020

Permai: Drivers of taxis, buses, and e-hailing vehicles to receive special RM 500 aid

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yasin has announced a new assistance package known as Perlindungan Ekonomi Dan Rakyat Malaysia or Permai for short. The new assistant package includes several special aids for drivers of taxis, buses, e-hailing, and even tourist vehicle drivers. “To alleviate the burden faced by taxi and bus drivers, the Government has agreed to provide a one-off financial assistance of RM500 to 14,000 tourist guides as well as 118,000 drivers of taxis, school buses, tour buses,


Jan 19, 2021

Exemption period for road tax renewal extended to end of May 2021

The Ministry of Transport (MoT) has extended the road tax renewal exemption period for private vehicles by another 2 months. The exemption period will be extended to 31 May 2021. Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong made the announcement to reporters at a gotong-royong programme in Parit Raja. He also reminded road users to ensure they have valid motor vehicle insurance. Also read: Renewal of road tax at Pos Malaysia counters suspended until 31 March 2021 The minister further elaborated


Mar 23, 2021

WapCar Morning Insiders (Oct. 8, 2019)

Today is Tuesday, October. 8 local News There will be no Immediate toll abolition According to the Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, the immediate abolition of toll cannot be carried out as it requires purchases to be made by the government. “But we may be able to afford reduced toll rates. If anyone from the private sector has suggestions to reduce toll, these can be considered,” he said in a statement today. The price of RON95 will be floated gradually from January 2020 Domestic Trade an


Oct 8, 2019

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

From RM 1.15 mil, the 2021 Lexus LM 350 is the rich man's Alphard - now open for booking

The 2021 Lexus LM 350, a fully-imported (CBU Japan), four-seater MPV (yes it seats only four) is now officially open for booking in Malaysia, with prices starting from RM 1.15 million. With this price tag, the LM 350 is circa RM 135k dearer than the beautiful 2020 Lexus LS 500 Luxury, which is priced from RM 1.013 million. 2021 Lexus LM 350 price in Malaysia State Individual Private Company Private Pen. M'sia RM 1,148,000.00 RM 1,148,200.00 Sbh RM 1,150,530.60 RM 1,150,530.60 S'wak RM 1,150,580.


Dec 23, 2020

Porsche Malaysia is giving out a 911 GT Edition 1:18 diecast but you have to win it

It has been 10 years since Sime Darby Auto Performance (SDAP), sole authorised importer and distributor of Porsche cars and parts in the country, was launched here in Malaysia. To celebrate the occasion, they are holding a special selfie contest to give away this special 911 GT Edition 1:18 diecast model. Interested? Then you’re going to have to flex your creative mind to come up with the most creative congratulatory wish selfie to SDAP with a Porsche vehicle. Don’t worry if you don’t have a Por


Aug 18, 2020

Thailand wants to pay owners of old cars to switch to EVs

Thailand is planning to take its next step to make the Thai automotive sector even more eco-friendly. This time, the Thai Ministry of Industry is aiming at an electrified future with a special tax incentive to encourage car owners to change their current cars for new electric vehicles. Talks are now underway between the Ministry of Industry, private agencies and related agencies regarding the suggested tax incentive scheme. If successful the tax incentives will be offered to both individuals and


Sep 1, 2020

Maserati Levante Trofeo Launch Edition lands in Malaysia – 3.8 Ferrari V8 twin turbo, from RM 838k

Naza Italia, the official distributor of Maserati vehicles in Malaysia today launched the Maserati Levante Trofeo Launch Edition at a closed-door private preview. Only 100 units of the Launch Edition are produced globally, and Naza Italia is able to bring in three units in a palette of three unique colours: Blu Emozione Matte, Giallo Modenese, and Rosso Magma with Nerissimo package. The Launch Edition is identical to the Levante Trofeo, which is fitted with a 3.8-litre Ferrari V8 twin-turbo prod

Zamil SyaheerZamil Syaheer

Jun 4, 2020

From CEO to fugitive: Who is Carlos Ghosn and why is Interpol looking for him?

Just hours earlier, Carlos Ghosn the former CEO of Renault and Nissan, who was also the former Chairman and CEO of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, gave shocking exposé on the conspiracy surrounding his arrest over alleged financial misconduct. The former CEO is now a fugitive in Lebanon, having fled his house arrest in Japan. He is now on the Interpol ‘red notice’ list and will certainly be arrested if he leaves Lebanon. In his first public appearance since his arrest 13 months ago, Ghos


Jan 9, 2020

Geely's Peter Horbury wins Autocar's Lifetime Achievement award

If balance and rising to the top from obscurity are what makes winners, then Geely Auto and Peter Horbury have a lot in common. It’s little wonder then, that Horbury is Geely Auto’s executive vice-president of design, and now, Autocar’s Lifetime Achievement award winner. At Geely Auto, Horbury is tasked with using every ounce of creativity and talent as he guides the Chinese global car conglomerate that does almost everything - building upcoming brands like Lynk & Co whilst maintaining mainstay


Jul 8, 2020

Ford, Fiat, Ferrari are working to produce masks/ventilators. Can Malaysian car companies do the same?

You might have read news reports of several car manufacturers – BYD, Ferrari, Fiat, Ford, GM, and Nissan – have stepped in to assist in manufacturing ventilators and personal protective equipment (PPE), which are in chronic short supply, to help fight the battle against Covid-19. This lead us to the next question, we have all seen videos of our frontline medical personnel resorting to using garbage bags as PPE, as supply of PPE at hospitals has run out. While the government have arranged for fre


Mar 26, 2020