Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong said those concerned must however ensure that their vehicles have insurance that covers the entire duration of the MCO period – until March 31.
He said that those renewing their competent driver’s licence (CDL) or motor vehicle road tax (LKM) could also do so online.
“This service can be done via the MySikap JPJ portal or MyEG portal (for those who wish to renew their LKM).
“Members of the public who have renewed their licence via these two portals during the MCO period need not go to the counter to collect their physical driver’s licence, as proof of payment for the licence fee is enough.
“This allowance is only valid for the MCO period. Members of the public are to collect their CDL card or LKM sticker as soon as the MCO period is over,” Dr Wee said in a statement yesterday.
All counter services for agencies under the Transport Ministry will be closed until March 31.
The agencies include the Road Transport Department (JPJ), Land Public Transport Agency, Vehicle Licensing Board in Sabah and Sarawak, as well as JPJ services at post offices.
Dr Wee said the renewal of insurance coverage for motor vehicles can be done online through the portals of the various insurance companies.
He said the decision was made following consultation with the General Insurance Association of Malaysia (PIAM) and the Takaful industry on how to ease the people’s burden during the MCO period.
Dr Wee also urged the people to stay home during the MCO period unless they really needed to step outside.
“This is to ensure the effectiveness of the MCO which is to break the chain of transmission of Covid-19,” he said.
Complaints and enquiries can be sent via email email@example.com, WhatsApp 019-2907723 and the ministry hotline at 1800-88-7723 which operates from 8am to 6pm.
Meanwhile in a Facebook post earlier, the minister congratulated and conveyed his best wishes to Johor Ruler Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar who marked his birthday yesterday.
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