JPJ sets up taskforce to resolve RM50 million revenue leakage

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KUCHING, Sept 3: The Road Transport Department (JPJ) has set up a taskforce to resolve the issue of leakage in revenue from its Motor Vehicle Licence (LKM) nationwide.

The taskforce will address the leakage amounting to RM50 million suffered in the first eight months this year.

In a statement issued here today, JPJ said the issue of leakage in LKM renewal transactions were rampant in Sabah, Sarawak, Labuan and Langkawi, as they were manipulated by irresponsible parties for use in Peninsular Malaysia.

“The objective of this task force is to create effective mechanisms for addressing this issue on an ongoing basis.

“Based on the Ministry of Transport’s Internal Audit Report and JPJ’s analysis, taking into account the records of the LKM renewal transactions carried out, the resulting levy amounted to RM50 Million for the duration of the transaction from January 2019 to August 2019,” the agency said.

In addition, JPJ also found that more than 50 per cent of LKM renewal transactions carried out in Sabah, Sarawak, Labuan and Langkawi involved vehicles registered and used outside these areas.

Meanwhile, LKM renewal transactions for all types of vehicles and engine capacity are ongoing at all JPJ offices and other partners.

“JPJ takes this matter seriously and will strive to strengthen the integrity of service delivery, especially for revenue collection activities for the benefit of the community and the nation,” it said. — DayakDaily