18 June 2020 – Drivers exempted from renewing driving licence and road tax during recovery MCO

Type of Intervention: Advisory
Sectors Involved: Transportation
Intervention Categories: Legal and policy; Regulatory change
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Road Transport Department (JPJ)

Overview: The Road Transport Department (JPJ) has assured more than two million Malaysians whose driving licence and road tax which expired during the movement control order (MCO) period that no action will be taken against them. However, Malaysians are advised to renew them because enforcement would resume once the recovery MCO was over and if there was no extension.
Full details here: https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2020/06/18/renew-licence-and-road-tax

Type of Justification: Advice of director general for road transport department of Malaysia
Evidence/Justification: JPJ will not take action as they (drivers and vehicle owners) are exempted from renewing their driving licence and road tax under the recovery MCO period, which lasts until Aug 31