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26-11-2002, 07:12 AM
Monday, November 25, 2002

<font size="+1">DPM raps RTD for not recognising MyKad as driving licence</font>
Ramlan Said

PUTRAJAYA, Nov 25: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi today rapped the Road Transport Department for refusing to accept the MyKad as proof of a valid driving licence.

He said the department’s stand that motorists must produce their driving licence even if they have the government-issued smart card was creating unneccesary confusion among the public.

“I am puzzled why the RTD issued such a statement. MyKad is a government document which should be accepted,” he said when commenting on the case involving a finance manager who was summoned by the Negri Sembilan RTD for failing to produce his driving licence despite having in possession his MyKad.

Chung King Keong was stopped during a traffic operation at Km4 of Teluk Kemang in Port Dickson where RTD officers demanded his driving licence.

He was issued a summons when he failed to do so although he had explained to the officers that his driving licence in the MyKad could be detected using a card reader.

The State’s RTD enforcement unit spokesman was quoted as saying that motorists must produce their driving licences during a traffic operation even if they have their MyKad.

Malaysia is the first country to introduce MyKad, a multi-purpose smart card based on chip technology and biometrics with high security features.

It contains information of the holder, including birth certificate details and information for dealing with government agencies.

Additional applications such as ATM, MEPS cash and Touch n' Go will also be incorporated with the National Registration Department looking into several other new applications.

Some 1.3 million MyKad have been issued so far.

Speaking after chairing the National Finance Council at the Finance Ministry, Abdullah, who is also Home Minister, said such a problem should not have surfaced as agencies and departments affected the introduction of the MyKad had already discussed the matter.

“If one agency now questioned the move, it is something difficult to accept ... it is made in bad faith. If they are not happy with certain things, they should approach the National Registration Department for clarification.

“We have stated that MyKad shoud be accepted and now one agency is saying the opposite. It creates unnecessary confusion among the public at the time when the Government is working hard to get all Malaysians to use the card.”


26-11-2002, 05:37 PM
Tuesday, November 26, 2002

<FONT SIZE="+1">2 JPJ officers given show-cause letters, transferred out over MyKad foul-up</FONT>
Update from the Star News Desk

PUTRAJAYA: The two Road Transport Department (JPJ) enforcement officers involved in an incident in Negri Sembilan where they had refused to accept a driver’s MyKad as proof of driving licence have been given show cause letters.

<img src="http://www.utusan.com.my/pix/2002/1127/Utusan_Malaysia/Dalam_Negeri/dn_02_big.jpg" align="left"> JPJ director-general Datuk Dr Mohd Shahar Sidek said these officers had also been transferred to another division in the Negri Sembilan JPJ department.

"In an inquiry, these officers have told us that they have forgotten to take their card reader with them when they changed cars prior to their operation.

"Our existing directive is that if they have forgotten the readers or if the equipment is faulty, they should not issue any summons at all against the motorist," he said in a press conference at his office in Putrajaya here today.

Dr Mohd Shahar said the officers’ argument that they had forgotten their reader was "no excuse" and that JPJ officers had been equipped with some 1,600 card readers as at Dec 31 last year.


26-11-2002, 05:47 PM
Tuesday, November 26, 2002

<font size="+1">Two RTD officers suspended for ignoring MyKad's driving licence validity</font>
V. Ramanan

...On whether there was enough readers for all enforcement officers on traffic operations, Shahar said there was sufficient and cited examples where there were more readers issued nationwide than enforcement officers.

“In Negeri Sembilan, we allocated 70 readers when we only have 68 officers and some other states are also facing the same situation where there are more readers than enforcment officers”.

In total, 1,600 readers which had been issued to 1,818 enforcement officers.


27-11-2002, 03:24 PM
<font size="+1">Read what you don't get to read in the newspapers:
The purported first-hand account of what had befallen
Chung King Keong in the hands of the JPJ enforcement

<A HREF="http://www.usj.com.my/bulletin/upload/showthread.php?s=&threadid=2989"TARGET="NEW">CLICK HERE!</A>

29-11-2002, 06:29 AM
Thursday, 28 November 2002

Dispel these doubts

...Such back-stepping is also seen in the Road Transport Department's bumbledom where some officers, who do not seem suitably impressed with e-governance, reject the legitimacy of MyKad.

We find it strange that these officers can get away with blithely disregarding the Deputy Prime Minister's earlier directive to recognise the electronic ID and driver's licence. They should be sacked.


29-11-2002, 03:09 PM
<font size="+1">DO YOU KNOW that your driving-licence-on-MyKad
can only be renewed in the Klang Valley? I kesian
my brothers in Penang.</font>

Friday, November 29, 2002

JPJ unable to renew licences for MyKad holders

SEREMBAN: MyKad holders, whose driving licences have expired, can only make renewals at the existing 17 government service centres in the Klang Valley.

Road Transport Department (JPJ) Director-General Datuk Dr Mohd Shahar Sidek said MyKad holders would not be able to renew their driving licences at JPJ offices because they had yet to be equipped with the facilities.

However, he said JPJ would assist them by issuing a temporary driving licence just like the existing one, as proof of a licence until they could go to the centres to update their MyKad at a later date.

“For example, a MyKad holder whose driving licence has expired but is currently working in Sarawak will not find time to return to KL to renew it.

“In this case, the state JPJ will assist him by issuing a temporary licence whereby he can update the information at the centres when he returns later,” he told reporters after chairing the state JPJ directors’ meeting at the Allson Klana Resort near here yesterday.

Dr Mohd Shahar said the temporary licence would be similar to the current one as “that is all the JPJ has.”

He said MyKad holders might be able to renew their licence at JPJ offices when the system started to expand and more people were using it.