One million fleet cards readied ahead of diesel subsidy rationalisation, says Armizan

PUTRAJAYA: One million fleet cards have been readied by fuel companies in preparation for an influx of registrations under the Subsidised Diesel Control System (SKDS) 2.0 programme ahead of rationalised diesel subsidies, says Datuk Armizan Mohd Ali.

The Domestic Trade and Cost of Living Minister said the amount was made based on the number of vehicles eligible for diesel subsidies under the SKDS 2.0 programme, which was estimated to be at about 410,000 vehicles.

“Fuel companies will always have ready stock whenever applications are made for SKDS 2.0.

“At the same time, some fuel companies can issue the fleet cards in less than a week,” he told a press conference after attending the ministry’s SKDS 2.0 Open Day here on Thursday (May 30).

Armizan said eligible vehicles under the programme can also make their applications online.

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The system, Armizan said, is integrated with MySIKAP which is under the Road Transport Department, allowing applicants to check the status of their applications in real time.

It is also integrated with the Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM) system where applicants only have to submit their company registration number.

“If their submitted information is complete, their application can be approved almost instantly,” he added.

Armizan said companies which had vehicles eligible for the SKDS 2.0 could apply for fleet cards from three fuel operators.

SKDS 2.0 is currently open only to Malaysia-registered company vehicles that have a valid road tax.

Under the programme, 33 categories of vehicles are eligible, with 10 from the public transportation sector, and the rest from the goods transportation sector.

On May 21, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said subsidies for diesel would be rationalised.

The diesel subsidy will first be rationalised in the peninsula, while the implementation in Sabah and Sarawak will happen later, he said, without mentioning any timeline for implementation.

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