Road Transport Department amendment to tighten rules for incoming foreign cars in Malaysia

RANTAU PANJANG: The regulations for foreign cars entering Malaysia will be tightened when the government amends the Road Transport Department Act 1987 soon.

Road Transport Department (JPJ) Director-General Datuk Solah Mat Hassan said Monday, that with the amendment, foreign cars entering the country for the first time would be compelled to register with JPJ’s computerised database system.

He said the move was to enable the Malaysian authorities to detect any foreign car that violated the traffic laws in the country.

“The government is in the midst of drafting the amendment to enable tighter regulations be imposed to control the number of incoming foreign cars at the borders,” he told reporters here after leading an operation to detect cars from Thailand which were abusing their travel permits.

He said the permit was issued to the enable villagers at the border to travel within two kilometres of Rantau Panjang-Sungai Golok here and JPJ would continue monitoring indefinitely to combat the abuse of the permits. – Bernama

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