PUTRAJAYA: The Road Transport Department (JPJ) collected RM4.23bil in revenue for 2018, says Transport Minister Anthony Loke (pic).
Loke said road tax renewals accounted for 69% of the sum, adding that this marks a 3.32% increase compared to revenue collected in 2017.
He also said the JPJ is currently aiming to collect RM4.3bil by 2019.
“I want to take this opportunity to congratulate all JPJ officers for their hard work last year and this year.”
Loke was speaking during his opening remarks at the 73rd JPJ Day celebration at the Transport Ministry on Monday (April 15).
Loke also said the RTD is now placed among the top four departments with the highest revenue collected alongside the Customs Department, the Inland Revenue Board, and the Immigration Department.
“In order to maintain quality service to the people, the JPJ must ensure that its services always exceeds the people’s expectation.
“With that, the JPJ must be fast in acting, have flexible policies as well as always provide the best services by using the latest technology,” he said.
Meanwhile, speaking to reporters at a press conference shortly after, Loke said the Transport Ministry is looking into the incident where two foreign nationals were believed to have been killed after being hit by a KTM Komuter train at the Sungai Buloh-Kepong route on Sunday (April 14).
He added that a police report has been lodged by Keretapi Tanah Melayu Bhd (KTMB) over the matter.
“Investigations are ongoing because there are deaths and the police are currently probing what is the cause of the death,” he added.
According to a report by Bernama, the two individuals are believed to be Myanmar nationals and are said to have trespassed and crossed the track during the 6pm incident.
The remains of the victims were taken to the Selayang Hospital for a post-mortem.