PETALING JAYA: Sarawak needs more Road Transport Department (JPJ) branches to cater to the people there, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.
The Transport Minister also noted that the RM22mil allocation approved to build the Sarikei JPJ branch also needs to be expedited.
"This will make it easier for the people of Sarawak to deal with JPJ. Sarawak is a big state and has a vast landmass.
"There is also limited internet connectivity, especially for those in rural areas, which limits the online JPJ services provided," said Dr Wee in a Facebook post on Thursday (Sept 17).
Dr Wee had a working visit to the Sibu JPJ branch on Thursday. Also present was Repok assemblyman Datuk Seri Huang Tiong Sii.
Dr Wee said he was briefed by the Sarawak JPJ director Mohd Shafiq Anas Abdullah who touched on a few suggestions on development and issues faced by JPJ in the state.
Among them included collection of revenue, additional branches, manpower, counter services, mobile units, and the welfare of JPJ officers.
"I also found that the JPJ services at the Urban Transformation Centre (UTC) has collected a high revenue because it brings effective services to the locals here in Sarawak.
"I would like to take the opportunity to urge Malaysians to pay their summonses immediately and enjoy a discount of up to 70% for all compoundable summonses issued by JPJ and the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD, or what is now known as the Land Public Transport Agency) which will end on Sept 30.
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