QuickCheck: Do you still need a physical road tax sticker?

ANOTHER viral social media post has restarted the debate over whether or not vehicle owners still need to display the physical road tax sticker.

The now-unavailable post by an individual on Facebook stated that the Road Transport Department (JPJ) told her a physical sticker was still mandatory.

Is it true that you still need to display a road tax sticker while using your vehicle?



JPJ said in a statement that it was currently undergoing a digitalisation period for both the road tax (lesen kenderaan motor) and driving licence (lesen memandu Malaysia).

As such, vehicle owners were encouraged to make the switch from physical to digital.

"However during the interim period, drivers and owners have the option to use either the physical road tax and licence, or digital versions.

"As such those who have transitioned to the digital format need not worry if stopped by the authorities. Even the police have been informed of this matter.

"The public is urged not to post or make false claims that can create confusion among the people. For any clarification, visit the JPJ website," the department said.

It added that a police report had already been lodged against the individual who made the confusing and false statement.


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