PETALING JAYA: The differing policies on tinted vehicle windows by the Transport Ministry and the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry have caused financial losses to the public and local businesses, says MCA Youth.
The Transport Ministry's policy to allow for darker vehicle window tinting together with the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry's additional guidelines have placed businesses and motorists in a tricky spot, said the movement's secretary-general Daniel Wa Wai How.
"It is becoming increasingly commonplace in Pakatan Harapan where each ministry makes separate announcements on one single matter, where the statements of the ministers contradict one another.
"Their tendency to run off at the mouth has transformed into something more than an inconvenience for people and local businesses," he said in a statement Thursday (June 20).
Wa added that Transport Minister Anthony Loke's assurance that there would be no U-turns on the policy had prompted many motorists and automotive customisation dealers to rapidly replace their existing tinting films and to order new stocks.
However, he said Loke's announcement had made no mention of the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry's statement that industry players had to comply with the guidelines and produce quality window tint films that have Sirim Bhd certification.
Saifuddin had earlier also said that the ministry wanted to get dealers to sell tint films that complied with Malaysian Standard MS2669: 2017, adding that by July 2020, it will be mandatory for shops to only sell certified tint films.
"The new guidelines, to be enforced fully by July next year, specify that tinting films must acquire certification from Sirim Bhd and meet Malaysian Standard MS2669: 2017. Anthony Loke had raised no such things previously," Wa said.