JOHOR BARU: The Road Transport Department (JPJ) has acknowledged that there are teething problems with the online registrations of foreign vehicles for the Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP).
JPJ deputy director general (administration) Datuk Arifin Che Mat said on Tuesday that since registration started on Aug 15, a number of issues have arisen and are being ironed out by the Ministry of Transport.
"This is something new and we will need time to iron it out," he told reporters after attending a corporate integrity pledge with representatives from driving schools in Johor, Negri Sembilan and Malacca.
It is learnt that the Johor JPJ is receiving more than a dozen enquiries about the online registration daily.
Asked whether the implementation of the VEP will be extended beyond Oct 1, he said that it was up to the ministry.
The Star had previously reported that Johor Public Works, Rural and Regional Development Committee chairman Datuk Hasni Mohammad asked for the registration period to be extended due to the online problems.
He said based on feedback, the JPJ needed to address some issues such as the registration forms being too complicated or ambiguous.
The Transport Ministry had earlier announced that the VEP registration could only be done at www.jpj.gov.my/vep to encourage online transactions.
The owner or representative appointed by the owner of the foreign-registered vehicle will have to provide personal information and car registration details, according to a statement.
The affected categories of vehicles are private (vehicles owned by individuals, companies or organisations for private usage), commercial (vehicles owned by companies and used to transport goods or persons for hire), and VIP or diplomat (vehicles owned by governments, consulates or embassies).
After successful registration, the owner will be advised on the collection of an RFID tag, to be displayed on the vehicle’s windshield, at designated JPJ offices.
There is an administration fee of RM10 imposed during tag collection, and the VEP is renewable every five years.
The VEP is implemented by the Transport Ministry via JPJ for foreign-registered vehicles entering Malaysia.
It will initially involve foreign-registered vehicles entering via Johor and will be implemented at the rest of the 12 road entry points in Malaysia in stages.
The second phase will cover Thailand, the third phase Brunei and Indonesia, and the fourth phase other designated entry points
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