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Malaysians Crowding KLCC To Pay JPJ Summons Raise Covid-19 Concerns

Malaysians Crowding KLCC To Pay JPJ Summons Raise Covid-19 Concerns

Malaysians rushed to pay their discounted JPJ summons at the risk of their own health.

Adeline Leong

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The Road Transport Department (JPJ)’s mySIKAP system was experiencing accessibility issues since 1.30 pm today (9 December) when Malaysians flocked to the website to pay their summons and to make full use of the discount.

This is stemmed from the previous announcement by JPJ that there would be 80% discounts on outstanding summons by JPJ and the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) from 9 to 12 December, in conjunction with the 100-Day Aspirasi Keluarga Malaysia celebration.

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Initially, Malaysians are encouraged to pay their summons via JPJ’s MySikap portal and PDRM’s MyBayar Saman portal.

With JPJ’s MySikap system going down, Malaysians have no choice but to pay in person at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) counter, police headquarters, JPJ kiosks or Urban Transformation Centres.

Unsurprisingly, this in turn caused a huge crowd to gather in those places.

Photos and videos showing the crowd that has gathered inside the main exhibition hall at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre drew concerns online.

Netizens remarked that the crowds and the close proximity to each other will only encourage the spread of the Covid-19 virus.

Another person sarcastically said a family that doesn’t follow the standard operating procedures together will get Covid-19 together.

Things looked similar outside a police station at Jalan Tun HS Lee. A netizen shared a photo showing the long line of people waiting outside the police station.

A netizen asked whether people really thought the pandemic is over in Malaysia.

Based on the images and videos shared online, it sure looked like a lot of people aren’t worried about getting infected anymore.

Nevertheless, we should all still heed the standard operating procedures and take the necessary steps to protect ourselves.

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