New driving licence documents for free

Road Transport Department director-general Datuk Seri Ismail Ahmad (centre) taking part in a cleaning up exercise in Mentakab town.

TEMERLOH: Flood victims whose driving licence, road tax or grant which were either damaged or missing will be given a replacement free of charge.

Road Transport Department (JPJ) director-general Datuk Seri Ismail Ahmad said the free replacement could be done until the end of the month.

Ismail said however, those affected must lodge a police report first and bring it together to the JPJ counter for verification.

“This is one of our initiatives to assist the affected victims and lessen their sufferings.

“We hope they would not delay in obtaining a replacement and go to the nearest JPJ offices as soon as possible.

“The flood situation is getting better and they should take this opportunity to get the replacement for free,” he said after taking part in a cleaning up exercise around Mentakab town near here with about 80 personnel led by acting state JPJ director Nazili Kadir.

Also present was Temerloh MCA division chief Datuk Wong Tat Chee and volunteers from the Pahang MCA’s Crisis Relief Squad.

Ismail said JPJ would continue to deploy personnel and volunteers to distribute aid and take part in cleaning up exercise in several badly affected states.

He said up to now, a total of 250 officers and personnel, in addition to 450 youth squad members from all over the country had been sent to Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang to assist the victims.

“Since the floods started, we have deployed a dozen of lorries to send out 120 tonnes of food items and other necessities contributed by the people.

“For the next phase, our personnel would also be assisting in gotong-royong campaigns to clean up the flooded areas until the situation is back to normal,” he said.

Ismail said a total of 166 JPJ staff residing in the east coast states were affected by the floods, comprising 36 in Terengganu, 93 in Kelantan and 37 in Pahang.

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