PUTRAJAYA: The Road Transport Department (JPJ) has collected RM4.23bil in revenue for last year, with the bulk of it coming from road tax renewals, said Anthony Loke (pic). The Transport Minister said road tax renewals accounted for 69% of the amount, an increase of 3.32% as compared to the revenue collected in 2017.
Loke said the JPJ aimed to collect RM4.3bil in revenue this year.
“I want to take this opportunity to congratulate all JPJ officers for their hard work over the years,” he said during his speech at the 73rd JPJ Day celebration here yesterday.
He also said JPJ was now among the top four departments with the highest revenue collected, besides the Customs Department, Inland Revenue Board and Immigration Department. “In order to maintain quality service for the people, JPJ must ensure that its services always exceed the people’s expectations,” he added.“They must be fast in taking action, have flexible policies as well as provide the best services by using the latest technology.”
Later in a press conference, Loke said his ministry was investigating the incident where two foreign nationals were killed after being hit by a KTM Komuter train at the Sungai Buloh-Kepong route on Sunday.
He said a police report had been lodged by KTMB (Keretapi Tanah Melayu Bhd).
“We have started an investigation. The police are also investigating the cause of the deaths,” he said.
During the 6pm incident, two men, believed to be Myanmar nationals, were said to have trespassed and walked across the tracks, resulting in the train running over them.
Their remains were taken to the Selayang Hospital for a post-mortem.