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Ex-JPJ Deputy D-G Fined For Using Emergency Lane

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PUTRAJAYA – A Road Transport Department (JPJ) former deputy director-general (Planning and Operations) was fined the maximum RM2,000 in default four months imprisonment for driving on the emergency lane. Magistrate Muhammad Zaki Abd Kudos meted out the penalty to Datuk Yusoff Ayob, 58, after finding him guilty of committing the offence at the Lingkaran Putrajaya…

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Action Against Bike-Sharing Service In PJ

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MORE THAN 250 bicycles found on the sidewalks and streets of Petaling Jaya have been seized by Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) enforcement officers citywide. The bicycles were seized for causing obstruction. The bikes belong to the station-less bicycle-sharing platform company oBike (M) Sdn Bhd, which aims to change short-distance transportation through the use of…

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AES Offenders: 3 Months To Pay Up Or Face Court Action

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TANAH MERAH – The Road Transport Department (RTD) is confident of solving the problem of errant traffic offenders’ refusal to pay their summonses imposed through the Automated Enforcement System (AES) by taking court action. RTD director-general Nadzri Siron said the decision was made as many traffic offenders had taken lightly the summonses issued to them…

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Perak JPJ Inspects 515 Buses In Raya Ops

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IPOH – The Perak Road Transport Department (JPJ) inspected 515 express buses at four bus terminals in the state from June 18 until yesterday as part of the ongoing Aidilfitri ‘Ops Bersepadu’ operation. JPJ deputy director-general (operations) Datuk Yusoff Ayub said 22 summonses were issued during the period for various offences following the inspection at…

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No Demerit Points For Beating Amber Light – JPJ

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PUTRAJAYA – The Road Transport Department (JPJ) has clarified that there are no demerit points for driving through when the traffic light is amber. The Department in a statement here today said the KEJARA demerit points system only involved beating the red light and speeding. The statement was in reSponse to social media going abuzz…

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JPJ Denies Going After School Students To Issue Summonses

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IPOH – The Road Transport Department (JPJ) has brushed off allegations that it had conducted enforcement in school compounds, including issuing summonses on students who committed traffic offences. Its director-general, Datuk Seri Nadzri Siron said the presence of JPJ officers at schools nationwide since last month was for the road safety and enforcement campaign, which…

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Sarawak RTD Increase Traffic Enforcement

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SARIKEI – The Sarawak Road Transport Department (RTD) has issued 8,579 summonses for various traffic offences in the first two months of this year, said its director Mohd Syafiq Anas Abdullah. “A total of 3,850 summonses were issued in January, while the remaining 4,729 were issued in February,” he said. “Thus, as a measure to…

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Mandatory Side Reflectors For Commercial Vehicles Deferred

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PUTRAJAYA – The government has made it mandatory for all commercial vehicles weighing 3,500kgs and above with load to have MS 828:2011 rear reflectors installed with immediate effect. The Road Transport Department (JPJ) in a statement here today, however, said that enforcement on side reflector installation for the same category of commercial vehicles has been…

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True Or Not: JPJ Refutes Rumours On Road Tax Increase

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PETALING JAYA: The Road Transport Department (JPJ) has denied rumours of an increase in road tax for motor vehicles of 880cc and above starting January next year. “The information is fake, and has been spread through social media and WhatsApp applications lately. “The department views this matter seriously as it can cause misunderstanding among the…

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mySIKAP System Back Online, Fully Accessible Today

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SEPANG – The Road Transport Department’s (JPJ) mySIKAP system which was inaccessible and caused service disruption since yesterday has been fully restored today, said JPJ director-general Datuk Nadzri Siron. He said this was conveyed to him by the department’s information technology director early today. “We have taken immediate steps to fix the situation by improving…

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Suspect In Kelantan JPJ Staff Murder Remanded

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KUALA TERENGGANU – The suspect arrested in connection with the murder of Kelantan Road Transport Department staff at a parking lot of the Terengganu Islamic Religious and Malay Customs Council, here last Sunday has been remanded for seven days beginning today. The remand order was issued by Magistrate Rozianti Mohamed Hanaphi at the Kuala Terengganu…

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1.2 Million Malaysians Do Not Have Driving Licence

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PADANG BESAR – The Road Transport Department (RTD) is conducting a campaign to get 1.2 Malaysians without a driving licence to apply for them. Its director-general, Datuk Nadzri Siron said they wanted to know the reasons why these people do not possess a driving licence despite being eligible for a licence. “The RTD wants to…

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JPJ Robbed Of RM754,000 In Wangsa Maju

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  KUALA LUMPUR: A female employee at the Road Transport Department (JPJ) in Wangsa Maju here was caught offguard when two robbers broke into the office and flashed a parang at her before fleeing with RM754,000. The two armed robbers had entered the JPJ headquarters located along Jalan Genting Klang, Setapak, at about 5.45pm Monday…

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JPJ Issues Notices Of Interview For Using Emergency Lane And Blocking Ambulance

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MELAKA: The Road Transport Department (JPJ) has begun issuing notices of interview to vehicle owners detected to have used the emergency lane at KM228 of the North-South Expressway here, last Sunday. Melaka JPJ Director Mohd Fadhil Hassan said vehicle owners receiving the notices had a grace period of two weeks to present themselves at the…

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Two Pakistani Nationals Nabbed By JPJ For Driving Taxis

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KUALA LUMPUR – Intelligence carried out by the Road Transport Department (JPJ) shocked the authorities when two foreigners were found to be operating taxi services in the federal capital. JPJ Deputy Director of Enforcement Muhammad Kifli Mahassan said two male Pakitani nationals who were driving taxis in Bukit Bintang, here were detained during a special…

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JPJ To Set Up Special Action Squad To Curb Cases Involving Syndicates

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JOHOR BAHARU – The Road Transport Department (JPJ) will set up a special action squad (SAS) this year to curb cases involving syndicates, including cloned cars. Its director-general Datuk Seri Ismail Ahmad said the first phase involving 25 members in the squad, would begin soon, before increasing the number to 40 in future. “As with…

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JPJ Denies It Will Issue RM2,000 Compound For Tinting Offence

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KANGAR – Road Transport Department (JPJ) has denied a statement reported in the media on Thursday (Feb 18) relating to a RM2,000 fine to be imposed on those tinting the windows of their cars beyond the legal limit. Its director-general Datuk Seri Ismail Ahmad said the maximum fine imposed by RTD for the offence in…

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JPJ Officer Receives Murder Threat Through WhatsApp

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KUALA LUMPUR – A Road Transport Department (JPJ) enforcement officer received a murder threat from an unidentified individual through WhatsApp, Friday. A reliable JPJ source told Bernama that the murder threat was received at 5 pm while the victim was getting ready to join other officers for the Ops Bersepadu led by JPJ at Jalan…

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5 Motorcyclists Detained After Testing Positive For Drugs

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KUALA LUMPUR – Five motorcyclists aged between 26 and 47 were detained last night after testing positive for drugs. Transport Ministry secretary-general Datuk Dr Ismail Bakar said the men were intercepted during an integrated operation, ‘Ops Bersepadu’ led by the Road Transport Department (JPJ) at Jalan Genting Kelang, Setapak. “They may lose their licence if…

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RTD Issues 123 Summon Notices To Motorcyclists

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BUKIT MERTAJAM – A total of 123 summon notices were issued by the Road Transport Department (RTD) to errant motorcyclists in a special operation Saturday night. State RTD director Datuk Hassan Yaacob said the operation, involving the police, National Anti-Drug Agency, the Department of Environment, the Malaysian Computerised Vehicle Inspection Centre (Puspakom) and the Road…

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JPJ, KPDNKK In Joint Car Accessories Crackdown

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ALOR SETAR – The National Road Transport (JPJ) and Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry (KPDNKK) will initiate a crackdown this year, on the sale and fixture of unauthorised car accessories. JPJ director general Datuk Ismail Ahmad said the two authorities had already held a meeting on the joint operation. “We have 25,000 auto accessory…

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Mah: Denying Service Over Dress Code IS Extreme

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KUALA LUMPUR : The extreme actions of certain officers from the Road Transport Department (JPJ) could disrupt all the positive progress made by the department. Referring to a recent incident at the JPJ where a decently-dressed woman was forced to wear a sarong for allegedly dressing indecently, Minister in the Prime Ministers Department Datuk Seri…

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Sarong Aunty: JPJ Admits That Things Got Too Far

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PETALING JAYA: Still relevant, the Road Transport Department (JPJ) has admitted it went too far in forcing a decently dressed woman to wear a sarong before attending to her. The department, in a press statement, apologised to Suzanna G.L. Tan and acknowledged there is no such policy. “JPJ would like to firmly state there is…

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No Sarong Policy At JPJ, Transport Minister Says

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PETALING JAYA: There is no such thing as a sarong policy, says Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai. The Transport Minister was referring to a post by Facebook user Suzanna G.L. Tan, who had claimed that she was forced to wear a sarong or be refused service at a JPJ branch. “I regret that this dress…

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Improve Enforcement, Monitor Highways, RTD Told: Aziz Kaprawi

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KUALA LUMPUR: Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Abdul Aziz Kaprawi has directed the Road Transport Department to improve its enforcement and monitor highways at night especially on weekends. “There are some unscrupulous people who use the road as racing tracks especially on weekend. Hopefully with the presence of enforcement officers, it would reduce this immoral activity,”…

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‘RM’ Number Plates Fetch RM7 Million In Bids

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ARAU – The total amount offered by 1,507 bidders across the country to get vehicle number plates with the letters ‘RM’ reached RM7 million, which is highest amount achieved in bids by the Perlis Road Transport Department (JPJ) so far. RTD Perlis opened the bidding on February 23 and closed it on March 10 to…

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Melaka JPJ Offers Free Car Windscreen Tint Inspection

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MELAKA – The Melaka Road Transport Department (JPJ) is offering a free service for motorists to check their vehicle windscreen and window tint to ensure that it meets the specifications. Director Azaharuldin Abdullah said the free inspection was available at the Bukit Katil JPJ Enforcement Division between 9 am and 4 pm from Monday to…

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JPJ To Track Down Vehicles With Hid Lamps, Strobe Lights

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Road Transport Department (JPJ) is now tracking down vehicles with unapproved high intensity discharge (HID) headlamps and strobe lights as they can pose a danger to other motorists. JPJ director-general Datuk Seri Ismail Ahmad said integrated operations  conducted simultaneously nationwide since last Saturday, also targeted vehicles with fancy registration plates made…

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JPJ To Launch Special Operation On Number Plates On Oct 1

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IPOH – The Road Transport Department (JPJ) will conduct a special operation on number plates and the use of strobe lights on vehicles in nationwide beginning Oct 1. Its director general, Datuk Seri Ismail Ahmad said the first phase of the operations will be held for a month while the second will begin on Nov…

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