MCO: JPJ to open counters tomorrow onwards, students to be bussed back during the day

Uggah speaking at the press conference.

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By Karen Bong

KUCHING, Apr 28: The Road Transport Department (JPJ) will open its counters from tomorrow (April 29) to provide services for matters related, including licence renewal for public, commercial goods and tourist transport vehicles.

The State Disaster Management Committee chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said the committee has agreed to follow the instructions issued by the JPJ Headquarters on Apr 27 to allow the counters to open from Apr 29.

“The operating hours for the counters are from 8am to 1pm. The operations allowed are according to the guidelines by JPJ,” he told a daily press conference on the Covid-19 situation in the state today.

Meanwhile, JPJ informed that counters will deal with the renewal of driving licenses for commercial and normal vehicles, renewal of vocational driving licenses as well as blacklist and summonses related to the renewal of these licenses.

The public has been advised to adhere to all Movement Order Control (MCO) guidelines set by the Health Ministry to prevent the spread of Covid-19 while they conduct their business at JPJ.

Operations of other services at JPJ will only commence subjected to the development of the Covid-19 pandemic and instructions from the government with regard to the MCO.

Meanwhile, students from Unimas, UiTM as well as other private and public higher education institutions throughout Sarawak will be leaving their campuses to return home either tomorrow (Apr 29) or the following day (Apr 30).

Uggah stated that in Sarawak, students will travel during the daytime due to the conditions of the roads unlike in Peninsula Malaysia where the buses will be departing at night.

“There will be buses bringing the students to various locations and districts before they proceed on their journey back to their hometown,” he explained.—DayakDaily