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Not Compulsory To Download Digital Road Tax, Says Anthony Loke

Not Compulsory To Download Digital Road Tax, Says Anthony Loke

Transport Minister Anthony Loke answers a few questions and worries regarding the digital road tax.

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Since the announcement of the digital road tax and driving license on 10 February, many people have rushed to download them from the Road Transport Department (JPJ) app and have rendered the app inaccessible.

At the time of writing, the JPJ app is still not accessible due to the heavy traffic.

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While some welcomed the move to do away with the finicky road tax stickers, there are also some who do not agree with the change and were wary of the transition.

Transport Minister Anthony Loke has issued a FAQ to answer some of the pressing questions from vehicle owners.

He said it’s not compulsory to download the digital road tax and it’s optional. Thus, it’s not an issue for the elderly who do not own a smartphone and for anyone driving in an area without an internet connection.

He also said vehicle owners would not be fined for not showing their digital road tax because the JPJ officers can access the information on their devices.

Vehicle owners can still request the physical road tax and license stickers. They can also print out the road tax to be kept in the car.

Anthony ended his Facebook post by acknowledging that it’ll take time for everyone to get used to changes.

To make the process easier, he promised to answer any questions the best he could and work with JPJ to improve the system.

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