Sarawak RTD: At least two applications to tint windows received so far

Mohd Syafiq (centre) and Maya (left) distributing the 'bubur lambok'.

By Brad Rantayy

MIRI, May 13: Sarawak Road Transport Department (RTD) has received at least two applications from motorists to darken their vehicles’ windows since the federal goverment announced the new ruling on tinted car windows.

Sarawak RTD director Mohd Syafiq Anas Abdullah disclosed the applications are being processed.

He said this when met after distributing 300 containers of ‘bubur lambok’ to motorists travelling along the Miri-Bintulu road on Sunday evening.

Also present was Miri RTD chief Maya Morshidi.

“It would take us about two months to process the application before approval,” he disclosed, adding that the process also required feedback from the police force and immigration department before approval can be given.

Meanwhile, for this coming Hari Gawai Dayak and Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebrations, Sarawak RTD will focus more on improving technical aspects of road safety amongst motorists.

“These technical aspects includes motorists’ vehicle condition prior to their driving to their respective destinations,” he said.

RTD enforcement officers will also implement ‘Ops Sisih’, whereby they will carry out inspections on workshops and depots to ensure motorists are using tyres that are in good condition and other part of their vechicles are fit for safe driving.

“Our enforcement officers will also take buses and taxi rides as passengers to monitor the drivers for ‘Ops Penyamaran’ (Ops Disguise),” he said. — DayakDaily