Easier road tax renewal at JPJ


  • Nation
  • Saturday, 19 Jul 2003

MOTORISTS will soon be able to renew their vehicle road tax at any Road Transport Department (JPJ) office without having to produce their insurance cover note, which is a must under the present system – thanks to a revamp of the JPJ computer system to improve services. 

According to a news report in the Sin Chew Daily, Transport Minister Datuk Chan Kong Choy said part of the revamp for greater efficiency was to have insurance companies get online with the JPJ. 

Motorists need not produce their insurance cover note when they renew their vehicle road tax as JPJ officials would be able to check details about the motorists’ vehicle insurance coverage through their computer system which would be linked to the insurance companies, he was quoted as saying. 

The online system would also help overcome the invalid insurance coverage problem faced by the JPJ, Chan said.  

Chan said, the revamp of the JPJ computer system was also to implement a foolproof new vehicle registration system, which would enable a new vehicle to be registered by the JPJ within 10 minutes, instead of days as the present case was. 

Under the system, he said, all vehicle manufacturers would send to the JPJ via computer links the engine number, chassis number and models of the vehicles they produced. 

·MCA president Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting appealed to the party grassroots to emulate the leadership integration of the central level, which he described as a great success. 

Nanyang Siang Pau quoted Ong as saying at the opening of the annual general meeting of the Federal Territory MCA that a strong and effective MCA team had now emerged, taking the lead to rebuild the party. 

After several visits to the state MCA recently, he said he was convinced that the party grassroots were supportive of the leadership integration at the central level, he said. 

Ong, who is Housing and Local Government Minister, urged the party’s Youth and Wanita movements to look to the parent body to foster leadership unity. 

Besides Ong, also present at the opening were party deputy president Datuk Chan Kong Choy and vice president Datuk Chua Jui Meng. 

·THE MCA will carry out an in-depth study on ways to reduce the dropout rate of Chinese students in national secondary schools. 

Ong said the party was “deeply concerned” over the Chinese students’ dropout rate of 24% in national secondary schools, said Sin Chew Daily

He had said the MCA viewed the matter with urgency as the party believed that education was the key to success for the Chinese community in the new millennium  

“The MCA is no longer optimistic that Malaysian Chinese can still be like their forefathers, who achieved success without much education,” he was quoted as saying. 

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