‘More S’wak JPJ branches needed’

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  • Friday, 18 Sep 2020

In discussion: Dr Wee (right) chatting with Huang (second from left) and Mohd Shafiq (second from right) at the Sibu JPJ branch. — Photo courtesy of Dr Wee’s Facebook page

PETALING JAYA: Sarawak needs more Road Transport Department (JPJ) branches to cater to the people there, says Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.

He noted that the RM22mil allocation approved to build the Sarikei JPJ branch also needed to be expedited, as this would make it easier for more people in Sarawak to deal with the department.

“Sarawak is a big state and has a vast land mass. There is also limited Internet connectivity, especially for those in the rural areas, which limits the online JPJ services,” he said in a Facebook post yesterday after a working visit to the Sibu JPJ branch. Also present during the visit was Repok assemblyman Datuk Seri Huang Tiong Sii.

Dr Wee said during the visit, he was briefed by Sarawak JPJ director Mohd Shafiq Anas Abdullah on issues faced by the state JPJ.

Among them were revenue collection, the need for additional branches, manpower, counter services, mobile units and the welfare of JPJ officers.

“I also found that the JPJ office at the Urban Transformation Centre has collected a high amount of revenue because it has managed to provide an effective service to the locals here in Sarawak,” he added.

He also urged Malaysians to pay their traffic summons promptly as they could enjoy a discount of up to 70% for all compoundable summonses issued by the JPJ and the Land Public Transport Commission, now known as the Land Public Transport Agency, until Sept 30.

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