KUCHING, Jan 23: The Road Transport Department (JPJ) recorded a revenue of RM4.32 billion last year, its director-general Datuk Seri Shaharuddin Khalid said.
He he added that the 2019 revenue was an increase of 1.98 per cent in when compared to the previous year
“Sixty eight per cent of this revenue is generated by the Motor Vehicle Licences, with a total revenue of RM2.97 billion. Topping the state chart for the highest revenue is the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur with RM420 million,” Shaharuddin said in a statement.
He also revealed that the total number of motor vehicles in Malaysia, as of Dec 31, 2019, was 31.2 million.
“This is an increase of 1.24 million vehicles (4.13 per cent) compared to the previous year. The increase is seen to have a significant impact on the revenue, enforcement and activities of vehicle licensing in the country,” he continued.
Similarly, he said the number of drivers showed a 10 per cent increase from 15.2 million drivers in 2018 to 16.8 million drivers last year.
On summons, a total of 1.4 million were issued last year compared with 1.18 million in 2018, out of which, a total revenue of RM132 million were collected.
JPJ also recorded an additional revenue of RM72.8 million through its e-bidding (JPJeBid) system with 64 series that have been launched successfully.
Shaharuddin disclosed that JPJ’s operating expenditure for last year was RM626 million, which is equivalent to 98.3 per cent of the allocated budget for the department for last year.
“In this regard, the JPJ management will always ensure that all needs are met, especially at the headquarters, state or branch levels, including the enforcement stations, Border Control stations and Urban Transformation Centre (UTC) offices. This is especially relevant to the welfare of the people,” he said. — DayakDaily