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Every Postal Vote Requires Malaysian Adult Witness!

Please warn everyone – every postal vote requires a Malaysian adult as a witness!

 

Every Postal Vote Requires Malaysian Adult Witness!

If you are an overseas Malaysian who already signed up for the postal vote, you can’t just fill it and mail it back.

The postal ballot is accompanied by a Borang 2 that must be signed by a witness who must be a Malaysian citizen who is 18 years or older.

As you can tell – not every overseas Malaysian will be able to locate another Malaysian adult to act as a witness.

Without a properly completed Borang 2, your postal vote will be null and void. So please make sure you can get another Malaysian adult to act as your witness.

The Global Bersih team has appealed to the Election Commission (SPR) to remove such an onerous requirement, but as of now – the requirement remains.

Read more : How To Register For Postal Vote In Malaysia!

 

Global Bersih Initiative To Meet Borang 2 Voting Requirement

To help overseas Malaysians find a suitable witness for Borang 2, the Global Bersih team has created a coordination form.

This is for overseas Malaysians who are willing to coordinate and assist other Malaysians to meet the Borang 2 witness requirement.

You must be willing to leave your name and a minimum of one method by which other Malaysians can contact you to obtain your signature as a witness for their Borang 2.

The Global Bersih team will only share this information on their official social media after the Election Commission (SPR) finalises its regulations for postal voting in GE15.

The Global Bersih team is also coordinating other forms of assistance to overseas Malaysians, and need volunteers to help out with those efforts. So if you can help, please register at https://bit.ly/ge15volunteers.

Read more : Postal Voting Guide For Overseas Malaysians!

 

Postal Vote Process For Overseas Malaysians

Here is a quick summary of the postal vote process for overseas Malaysians who have already registered for postal voting.

For the full version, please see Postal Voting Guide For Overseas Malaysians!

Step 1 : The Election Commission (SPR) to mail you the postal vote kit after the election candidates are formally named.

Step 2 : The postal vote kit comes in a brown envelope labelled “Urusan Sri Paduka Baginda“. Once you open it up, you should find two envelopes:

White Envelope (Sampul B) containing:

  • 1 x white envelope labelled “A – Parliamen” with ballot paper inside
  • 1 x white Borang 2

Pink / Orange Envelope (Sampul B) – this is only for Pahang, Perlis, Perak and Bugaya (Sabah)

  • 1 x pink / orange envelope labelled “A – Negeri” with ballot paper inside
  • 1 x pink Borang 2

Step 3 : Before you mark the ballots, get another Malaysian citizen who is 18 years or older to act as a witness.

He/she will need to compare the serial numbers of the voting ballots with those on the envelopes, and confirm that they are the same.

Step 4 : The witness must then fill in and sign both Borang 2 forms, which you then completed with your information.

Step 5 : Vote for your preferred Parliament candidate by marking the ballot with an X using a pen.

Step 6 : Fold the Parliament ballot, and put it into the white Sampul A envelope marked Parliamen (Parliament), and seal the envelope with glue.

Step 7 : Fold the completed white Borang 2, and put it into the white Sampul B envelope, together with the white Sampul A (Parliamen) envelope. Seal the white Sampul B envelope with glue.

Step 8 : Vote for your preferred State Assembly candidate by marking the ballot with an X using a pen.

Step 9 : Fold the State ballot, and put it into the pink / orange Sampul A envelope marked Negeri (State), and seal the envelope with glue.

Step 10 : Fold the completed pink Borang 2, and put it into the pink / orange Sampul B envelope, together with the pink / orange Sampul A (Negeri) envelope. Seal the pink / orange Sampul B envelope with glue.

Step 11 : You must now mail the two Sampul Surat B (which have a pre-printed address) to Malaysia using regular mail service or courier service, but at your own cost. You can combine them in a single envelope to save cost.

Alternatively, you can travel back to Malaysia and place the voting ballots into the ballot box at the office of the returning officer.

 

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Warning : Postal Voting Registration Fake News!

Watch out for the postal voting registration fake news that is circulating on WhatsApp, and please warn your family and friends about it!

 

Claim : Postal Voting Registration Is Pointless After Friday Noon!

This message has gone viral on WhatsApp, claiming that it’s pointless for overseas Malaysians to register for postal voting after Friday noon, on October 21.

You know I am not the kind who will ask you to forward messages. But this one PLEASE FORWARD.

The “closing date” to register for PRU15 overseas postal voting is Friday, 21 October before noon. Malaysian time!

The registration for an akaun pengguna with SPR at https://myspr.spr.gov.my/login must happen in the next few hours or an overseas Malaysian will not be able to apply for undi pos on time. It’s a two-prong process that takes days!

Stop telling people that the closing date is this Sunday, 23 October. Without an akaun pengguna, there is no point.

Read more : How To Register For Postal Vote In Malaysia!

 

Truth : Postal Voting Registration Continues Until October 23!

The viral message is FAKE NEWS based on a misunderstanding of an existing notice whenever someone registers for a MySPR account in the website of the Malaysia Election Commission (SPR).

Here is what you need to know…

Fact #1 : Last Date For Postal Voting Registration Is October 23

The Malaysia Election Commission (SPR) announced that early voting would begin on November 15, followed by voting for General Elections on November 19, 2022.

The SPR also announced that the last day for postal voters to register to vote by mail is Sunday, October 23, 2022.

Fact #2 : MySPR Registration Takes Time To Process

Before overseas Malaysians can register for postal voting, they must first register for a MySPR account.

When you register for your MySPR account, you will see this warning about how long it takes them to process and approve each application (with my English translation) :

Sila ambil perhatian perkara berikut

  • Permohonan yang dihantar pada jam 8.00 pagi hingga 12.00 tengah har waktu bekerja akan diproses pada hari yang sama sebelum jam 5.30 petang.
  • Permohonan yang dihantar selepas jam 12.00 tengah har waktu bekerja akan diproses pada hari bekerja berikutnya sebelum jam 5.30 petang
  • Permohonan yang dihantar pada Sabtu, Ahad atau Hari Kelepasan Am akan diproses pada hari bekerja berikutnya sebelum jam 5.30 petang

Please take note

  • Applications sent between 8.00 am and 12.00 noon during working hours will be processed on the same day before 5.30 pm.
  • Applications sent after 12.00 noon working hours will be processed on the following working day before 5.30 pm
  • Applications sent on Saturday, Sunday or Public Holidays will be processed on the next working day before 5.30 pm

In normal times, the fake news post would be correct – overseas Malaysians have to apply for their MySPR account before 12 PM on Friday, October 21, or be automatically disqualified to register as postal voters.

Fact #3 : SPR Is Working Through Weekend

However, these are not normal times. The 15th General Elections (PRU15) in Malaysia has been called, and so, the SPR is working through the weekend to process all MySPR account registrations, as well as applications for postal voting.

This, I confirmed with the Global Bersih team, which received assurance from SPR that its staff are working through the weekend, and the last two days available for overseas Malaysians to register for postal voting.

SPR will accept all MySPR account applications and register postal voters until 11:59 PM on Sunday, October 23, 2022!

We’re in touch with @sprgovmy. They’ve assured us that they will be working this weekend. This is not ordinary times.

⏰ Deadline for postal registration is Sunday, 23 Oct, 11.59 pm (GMT+8)

Fact #4 : Global Bersih Called This Fake News!

Global Bersih – the team spearheading the overseas voter campaign, has publicly labelled this viral post as “misinformation”.

‼️ There is misinformation going around that registration for #PostalVoting has closed.

We clarify that @sprgovmy
will accept applications until Sunday, 11.59 pm (GMT+8).

Note that you need to open your MySPR account AND have it approved first to apply for postal voting.

Read more : How To Register For Postal Vote In Malaysia!

Fact #5 : MySPR Registration Delay Has Long Existed

Just to be clear – the MySPR account registration delay has long existed. It was not introduced for the 15th General Elections (PRU15).

But because time is short for overseas Malaysians to register for postal voting, the SPR has done away with the usual processing delay for new MySPR registrations.

So please help us spread the word, and encourage overseas Malaysians to sign up as postal voters for GE15!

Please also share with them my step-by-step guide on how to register for their MySPR account, and register as postal voters.

 

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SPR Will Register Postal Voters Until October 23!

The Malaysia Election Commission (SPR) has confirmed that they will work through the weekend, and will register all postal voters until October 23!

Please share this news out, and ask overseas Malaysians to continue register as postal voters!

 

Claim : SPR Will Not Register Postal Voters During Weekends / Holidays

The Malaysia Election Commission (SPR) earlier announced that early voting would begin on November 15, followed by voting for General Elections on November 19, 2022.

The SPR also announced that the last day for postal voters to register to vote by mail is Sunday, October 23, 2022.

However, overseas Malaysians trying to register to be postal voters were confronted with this notice when trying to register for their MySPR account (with my English translation) :

Sila ambil perhatian perkara berikut

  • Permohonan yang dihantar pada jam 8.00 pagi hingga 12.00 tengah har waktu bekerja akan diproses pada hari yang sama sebelum jam 5.30 petang.
  • Permohonan yang dihantar selepas jam 12.00 tengah har waktu bekerja akan diproses pada hari bekerja berikutnya sebelum jam 5.30 petang
  • Permohonan yang dihantar pada Sabtu, Ahad atau Hari Kelepasan Am akan diproses pada hari bekerja berikutnya sebelum jam 5.30 petang

Please take note

  • Applications sent between 8.00 am and 12.00 noon during working hours will be processed on the same day before 5.30 pm.
  • Applications sent after 12.00 noon working hours will be processed on the following working day before 5.30 pm
  • Applications sent on Saturday, Sunday or Public Holidays will be processed on the next working day before 5.30 pm

In other words – overseas Malaysians have to apply for their MySPR account before 12 PM on Friday, October 21, or be automatically disqualified to register as postal voters.

 

Confirmed : SPR Will Register Postal Voters Until October 23!

I contacted the Bersih team regarding this issue, and I have great newsSPR will continue to process applications through the weekend, as these are not ordinary times.

Now that the 15th General Elections have been called, the SPR is working through the weekend and holidays to process MySPR applications and register postal voters.

SPR will accept all MySPR account applications and register postal voters until 11:59 PM on Sunday, October 23, 2022!

We’re in touch with @sprgovmy. They’ve assured us that they will be working this weekend. This is not ordinary times.

⏰ Deadline for postal registration is Sunday, 23 Oct, 11.59 pm (GMT+8)

So please help us spread the word, and encourage overseas Malaysians to sign up as postal voters for GE15!

Please also share with them my step-by-step guide on how to register for their MySPR account, and register as postal voters.

Read more : How To Register For Postal Vote In Malaysia!

 

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How To Register For Postal Vote In Malaysia!

Now that GE15 is coming, find out how Malaysians overseas can register for the postal vote!

Please register EARLY as the postal vote registration process will take a few days!

 

Malaysians Can Now Register For Postal Vote!

Previously, only those who lived in, or returned to Malaysia, for 30 days or more in the past 5 years, could apply for postal voting. In addition, those living in southern Thailand (Narathiwat, Pattani, Yala, Songkla and Satun), Singapore, Brunei or Kalimantan were not allowed to vote by post.

Generally, only Malaysian military personnel, government servants and full-time students residing overseas were allowed to vote by post.

However, the Election Commission (EC) abolished certain prior conditions for postal voting, allowing all Malaysian adults (18 years and above) living overseas to register online to vote by post.

This decision follows the Undi18 constitutional amendments that expanded voting rights for Malaysian citizens from 15 December 2021 onwards:

  • the minimum voting age was reduced to 18 years
  • automatic voter registration – all eligible voters would be automatically registered and allowed to vote

 

How To Register For Postal Vote In Malaysia!

While Undi18 constitutional amendments mean that every Malaysian is automatically registered as a voter once they are 18 years old, they must manually register to vote by post.

If you are a Malaysian living overseas, here is my guide on how you can register for the postal vote.

What You Need To Prepare

Before you start, you will need to have these in advance:

  • A valid MyKad
  • A valid mobile phone number
  • A valid email address
  • A photo of the front of your MyKad
  • A selfie photo of yourself holding your MyKad

MySPR Registration

To register for the postal vote, you must first create an account on the MySPR website.

Step 1 : Go to the Permohonan Akaun Baru (Open New Account) page.

Step 2 : Key in these details into the MySPR registration form (with my translation in English) :

  • Nama : Name
  • No. Kad Pengenalan (MyKad) : Identification Card Number (MyKad)
  • No. Perkhidmatan Polis / Tentera (Jika Berkenaan) : Police / Military Number (If Relevant)
  • Tarikh Lahir : Date of Birth (this is automatically filled in once you key in a valid identification card number)
  • No. Telefon Bimbit : Mobile Phone Number
  • E-mel : Email Address
  • Kata Laluan : Password
  • Pengesahan Kata Laluan : Password Verification (to ensure you keyed in the correct password)
  • Soalan Keselamatan : Security Question (select one from the list)
  • Jawapan Keselamatan : Answer to your Security Question

Step 3 : In the next section of the MySPR registration form, key in your address exactly as it appears in your MyKad.

Step 4 : Click on Gambar Depan MyKad (Photo of Front of MyKad) to upload the photo you took of the front of your MyKad identification card.

The form will update to show your MyKad photo crossed out with Untuk Kegunaan SPR Sahaja (For SPR Use Only) in red.

Step 5 : Click on Gambar Swafoto (Selfie) Bersama MyKad (Selfie Photo With MyKad) to upload the photo you took of yourself holding your MyKad identification card.

The form will update to show your selfie photo with your MyKad crossed out with Untuk Kegunaan SPR Sahaja (For SPR Use Only) in red.

Step 6 : In the CAPTCHA box, key in the four digit number on the left. In this example, it’s the number 4283.

Step 7 : Click on the checkbox to acknowledge that you have read the terms, and that the information you entered is correct and accurate.

Step 8 : Click on the green Daftar (Register) button on the lower right corner to submit the information.

Step 9 : You will be informed that your registration has been submitted, and will be processed in 1-2 working days. You should also receive an email confirming your registration.

Click on the red Kembali (Return) button, and it will take you to the MySPR account login page.

Step 10 : You will receive an email with the title Pengaktifan Permohonan Akaun Pengguna (Activation of User Account Application) letting you know that your MySPR account has been approved.

Click on the click inside this email to activate your MySPR account, which will take you to the Pengaktifan Akaun Pengguna (Use Account Activation) page.

Step 11 : In the Pengaktifan Akaun Pengguna (Use Account Activation) page, key in your MyKad number and your password.

Step 12 : Click on the Mohon No. TAC (Send TAC Number) option.

Step 13 : You will receive the TAC number in your mobile phone (via SMS) and email address in this format :

SMS : RM0.00 SPR : No. TAC ialah XXXXXX. Permohonan Akaun Pengguna

Email : Tuan/Puan, SPR: No. TAC ialah XXXXXX. Permohonan Akaun Pengguna

Key in the TAC number (in this example, it’s 625704), and click Hantar (Send) to activate your MySPR account.

Step 14 : You will receive a notification, informing you that your account has been activated. You can now login directly into the MySPR system using your MyKad number, and the password you registered earlier.

Registering For Postal Vote In MySPR

Step 1 : Go to the MySPR account login page.

Step 2 : Key in your MyKad number as your login, and the password you registered earlier.

Step 3 : In the CAPTCHA box, key in the four digit number on the left. In this example, it’s the number 0290.

Step 4 : Click on the blue Log Masuk (Log In) button to log into your MySPR account.

Step 5 : Once inside your MySPR account, look for the Permohonan Undi Pos (Postal Vote Application) section on the side menu on the left. Click on the Borang Permohonan (Application Form) option.

Step 6 : In the application form, select the Pengundi Luar Negara (Overseas Voter) category.

Step 7 : Select either Bekerja (Working) or Lain-Lain (Other Reasons) as your reason for requesting the postal vote.

If you select Lain-Lain (Other Reasons), you will need to type in the text box below, why you are residing overseas. For example, you can write – Belajar di Luar Negara (Studying Overseas).

Step 8 : Key in your passport number in the No. Passport section.

Step 9 : Key in your overseas postal address (where you want your ballot papers to be sent)

Step 10 : Key in your contact number (can be a landline or a mobile phone)

Step 11 : Click on the check box to confirm that the details you submitted are true.

Step 12 : Go through your postal vote application one last time to ensure the details are correct. Then click on the Hantar (Submit) button.

You will now receive an email stating that your application for the postal vote is being processed.

That’s it! Now, you just have to wait for another email informing you if your postal vote application has been approved or rejected.

Voting By Post

Once the Election Commission has decided on the voting day, it will send you the ballot paper.

When you receive the postal ballot kit, you must mark the ballot, fill in a form, and insert them in the provided return envelope.

Then you must mail the postal ballot at your own cost, or drop it off at the Malaysian embassy or consulate office.

 

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Where + How To Renew Driving Licence In Malaysia!

Find out where and how you to renew your driving licence in Malaysia!

 

Why You Need To Renew Your Driving Licence ASAP

The Road Transport Department (JPJ) has discovered that hundreds of thousands of people are driving with expired licences.

They recently reminded motorists that the moratorium on expired driving licences will end on 30 June 2022.

Right now, those that JPJ caught were “only” been slapped with a fine. But after 30 June 2022, they will be issued with a summon and their licences may be revoked.

These are the four categories of expired licences that may be revoked, if they are not renewed in time :

  • Learner’s Driving Licence (LDL) : Up to 2 years
  • Probational Driving Licence (PDL) : More than 1 year
  • Competent Driving Licence (CDL) : More than 3 years
  • Public Service Vehicle / Goods Driving Licence (PSV / GDL) : More than 3 years

If your licence is revoked, you will need to undergo the full process to re-qualify and obtain a new licence.

Recommended : JPJ : Renew Driving Licence Or Retake Full Driving Test!

 

Fine For Driving Without A Valid Licence In Malaysia

If you are caught driving without a valid licence, you will be fined based on how long your licence has expired.

How Long Your Licence Has Expired Delivery Fee
1-15 Days RM 150
16-30 Days RM 200
31-60 Days RM 300

But as noted earlier, if you do not renew your licence for more than 3 years, you will not only be fined, you will be required to take the driving exam again.

Even worse, you will have to submit an eRayuan letter to obtain a learner’s licence (LDL) which costs RM30, and after passing the exam, you be issued a probationary licence (PDL) for 2 years.

 

How To Check Your Licence Expiry Date In Malaysia

Did you know you can check your driving licence expiry date, even if you are overseas? Here is what you need to do :

  1. Go to the official JPJ Licence Expiry Date enquiry page.
  2. Select your identification type
    – Temporary Resident (MYKAS)
    – Permanent Resident (PTM)
    – Malaysian Public (MYKAD)
    – Police (POL)
    – Military (TEN)
    – Non Malaysia (LLN)
  3. Key in your Identification Number (without dash)
  4. Key in the CAPTCHA security code – the 4-digit number in the image.
  5. Click Search.

You should get a report like this, which shows you when your driving licence was last renewed, and when it will expire.

 

Where To Renew Driving Licence In Malaysia

You can renew your driving licence in person, or online, depending on the licence type.

For in-person renewal, you can even get a representative (a friend, relative or runner) to renew it for you.

JPJ Licence Type Expiry Where To Renew
Learner’s Driving Licence (LDL) Up to 2 years JPJ
Pos Malaysia
Probational Driving Licence (PDL) Over 1 Year JPJ
Competent Driving Licence (CDL) Over 3 Years JPJ
MyEG
Pos Malaysia
Public Service Vehicle (PSV) /
Goods Driving Licence (GDL)
Over 3 Years JPJ

In Person Renewal Options

  1. Pos Malaysia post offices
    – this is where I prefer to renew my driving licence
    – post offices located within shopping malls are open on weekends, which makes them super convenient
    – unless there is a queue, you can get your licence renewed within 15 minutes
  2. JPJ state and branch offices
  3. Urban Transformation Centres, where you will find a JPJ branch
    – UTC Kuala Lumpur
    – UTC Sentul, Kuala Lumpur
    – UTC Keramat, Kuala Lumpur
    – UTC Kedah
    – UTC Sungai Petani, Kedah
    – UTC Perak
    – UTC Melaka
    – UTC Johor
    – UTC Pahang
    – UTC Terengganu
    – UTC Kuching, Sarawak
    – UTC Sibu, Sarawak
    – UTC Miri, Sarawak
    – UTC Sabah
    – UTB Tawau, Sabah

Online Renewal Option

Currently, the only online renewal option is MyEG. While convenient, just be aware that :

  • they can only renew the Competent Driving Licence (CDL)
  • you will need to submit a photo (with a white background)
  • they will charge a fee for delivery of the new driving licence
  • you won’t get your driving licence immediately
Area Fee Max. Delivery Time
Klang Valley RM 6 2 working days
Peninsular Malaysia RM 8 Towns : 2-3 working days
Rural : 5 working days
Sabah + Sarawak RM 10 5 working days

 

What You Need To Renew Driving Licence

Competent Driving Licence (CDL)

Renewal Options : 1 Year, 2 Years, 3 Years, 4 Years, 5 Years
Fee :

  • RM 2 per year for Class A or A1
  • RM 20 per year for Class B, B2 and C
  • RM 30 per year for Class D and above

Required Documents

  1. Original MyKad / passport, or copies if renewal is undertaken by representatives
  2. Original MyKad / passport of representatives, if necessary
  3. Original / copy of driving licence
  4. 1 colour photo (white background) with dimensions of 25 mm x 32 mm
    If you are applying in JPJ offices, you can take the picture at the counter, or use the picture embedded in your MyKad

Vocational Driving Licence (PSV / GDL)

Renewal Option : Only 1 Year
Fee : RM 20 per year
Required Documents

  1. Original MyKad / passport, or copies if renewal is undertaken by representatives
  2. Original MyKad / passport of representatives, if necessary
  3. Original / copy of driving licence
  4. Certification from medical officer (JPJL8 Form)
  5. 1 colour photo (white background) with dimensions of 25 mm x 32 mm
    If you are applying in JPJ offices, you can take the picture at the counter, or use the picture embedded in your MyKad.

 

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JPJ : Renew Driving Licence Or Retake Full Driving Test!

If your driving licence has expired, you need to renew it ASAP, or you will be forced to retake the full driving test!

Here is what you need to know…

 

JPJ : Renew Driving Licence Or Retake Full Driving Test!

The Road Transport Department (JPJ) is warning that the moratorium on expired driving licences will end on 30 June 2022.

The moratorium actually ended on 31 December 2021, but many drivers were under the impression that the moratorium was still in effect.

After checking their records and conducting operations across the country, JPJ found that hundreds of thousands of drivers have yet to renew their expired licence.

Thus, they are reminding those with expired licences to renew them before the end of the month.

Right now, those that JPJ caught were “only” been slapped with a fine. But after 30 June 2022, they will be issued with a summon and their licences may be revoked.

These are the four categories of expired licences that may be revoked, if they are not renewed in time :

  • Learner’s Driving Licence (LDL) : Up to 2 years
  • Probational Driving Licence (PDL) : More than 1 year
  • Competent Driving Licence (CDL) : More than 3 years
  • Public Service Vehicle / Goods Driving Licence (PSV / GDL) : More than 3 years

If your licence is revoked, you will need to undergo the full process to re-qualify and obtain a new licence.

Recommended : Please DO NOT Walk-In To Renew Your Malaysian Passport!

 

JPJ Fine For Driving Without A Valid Licence

If you are caught driving without a valid licence, you will be fined based on how long your licence has expired.

How Long Your Licence Has Expired Fine
1-15 Days RM 150
16-30 Days RM 200
31-60 Days RM 300

But as noted earlier, if you do not renew your licence for more than 3 years, you will not only be fined, you will be required to take the driving exam again.

Even worse, you will have to submit an eRayuan letter to obtain a learner’s licence (LDL) which costs RM30, and after passing the exam, you will need be issued a probationary licence (PDL) for 2 years.

 

How To Check Your Licence Expiry Date

Did you know you can check your driving licence expiry date, even if you are overseas? Here is what you need to do :

  1. Go to the official JPJ Licence Expiry Date enquiry page.
  2. Select your identification type
    – Temporary Resident (MYKAS)
    – Permanent Resident (PTM)
    – Malaysian Public (MYKAD)
    – Police (POL)
    – Military (TEN)
    – Non Malaysia (LLN)
  3. Key in your Identification Number (without dash)
  4. Key in the CAPTCHA security code – the 4-digit number in the image.
  5. Click Search.

You should get a report like this, which shows you when your driving licence was last renewed, and when it will expire.

 

JPJ : Where To Renew Driving Licence

The four licence types can be renewed at all JPJ state and branch offices, as well as JPJ offices in Urban Transformation Centres (UTC).

However, those with a learner’s licence (LDL) can also renew it in any Pos Malaysia branch; while those with a regular licence (CDL) can also renew it at Pos Malaysia or MyEG.

Please don’t wait until the last minute, as there will inevitably be a rush of people trying to do just that. And the police and JPJ will, no doubt, be conducting more traffic stops and roadblocks to look for people with expired licences and road tax.

Here is a summary of the four licence types, and where you can renew them :

JPJ Licence Type Expiry Where To Renew
Learner’s Driving Licence (LDL) Up to 2 years JPJ
Pos Malaysia
Probational Driving Licence (PDL) Over 1 Year JPJ
Competent Driving Licence (CDL) Over 3 Years JPJ
MyEG
Pos Malaysia
Public Service Vehicle (PSV) /
Goods Driving Licence (GDL)
Over 3 Years JPJ

 

What You Need To Renew Driving Licence

Competent Driving Licence (CDL)

Renewal Options : 1 Year, 2 Years, 3 Years, 4 Years, 5 Years
Fee :

  • RM 2 per year for Class A or A1
  • RM 20 per year for Class B, B2 and C
  • RM 30 per year for Class D and above

Required Documents

  1. Original MyKad / passport, or copies if renewal is undertaken by representatives
  2. Original MyKad / passport of representatives, if necessary
  3. Original / copy of driving licence
  4. 1 colour photo (white background) with dimensions of 25 mm x 32 mm
    If you are applying in JPJ offices, you can take the picture at the counter, or use the picture embedded in your MyKad

Vocational Driving Licence (PSV / GDL)

Renewal Option : Only 1 Year
Fee : RM 20 per year
Required Documents

  1. Original MyKad / passport, or copies if renewal is undertaken by representatives
  2. Original MyKad / passport of representatives, if necessary
  3. Original / copy of driving licence
  4. Certification from medical officer (JPJL8 Form)
  5. 1 colour photo (white background) with dimensions of 25 mm x 32 mm
    If you are applying in JPJ offices, you can take the picture at the counter, or use the picture embedded in your MyKad.

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Pay Your PDRM Fines Through Pos Malaysia / Maybank ATM!

PDRM now allows you to pay your fines (with an 80% discount) through Pos Malaysia or the Maybank ATM!

Here is what you need to know…

 

80% Discount For PDRM + JPJ Traffic Fines Extended!

To alleviate the heavy traffic to their servers, both PDRM and JPJ announced that they would extend their 80% discount on traffic offences!

  • PDRM : Until 31 December 2021
  • JPJ : Until 31 December 2021

Read more : 80% Traffic Offence Discount Extended For PDRM + JPJ!

 

Pay Your PDRM Fines Through Pos Malaysia / Maybank ATM!

In addition to extending their 80% discount offer until the end of the year, PDRM also added two new payment methods across the country.

From 12 until 31 December 2021, you will be able to pay your PDRM fines with the 80% discount through

  • all Pos Malaysia branches across the country
  • all Maybank ATM machines anywhere in Malaysia

Note : We have no idea if this option will extend beyond the discount period.

 

How To Pay PDRM Fines Using Maybank ATM Machine

If you are looking to pay using a Maybank ATM machine, here are the steps :

  1. Insert your ATM card and key in your PIN number.
  2. Select the PAYBILLS option.
  3. Key in your MyKad (IC) number.
  4. The Maybank ATM machine will list your outstanding PDRM traffic fines.
  5. You can then make payment through the Maybank ATM machine.

 

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Pos Malaysia Suspends Road Tax Renewal!

Pos Malaysia was just instructed by JPJ to temporarily suspend road tax renewal at all post offices nationwide!

Find out what happened, and what impact it has on drivers!

 

Pos Malaysia Suspends Road Tax Renewal!

On 22 February 2021, Pos Malaysia announced that they were instructed by JPJ (Jabatan Pengangkutan Jalan) to temporarily suspend road tax renewal (Lesen Kenderaan Motor) at all post offices nationwide.

From 23 February until 31 March 2021, Pos Malaysia will no longer process road tax renewals at all post offices nationwide.

Pos Malaysia will continue to offer all other services at all post offices nationwide, including driving licence and vehicle insurance renewals.

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But there is no need to worry about losing your ability to drive, or getting a compound for driving without a valid road tax.

The Ministry of Transport has already exempted road tax and driver licence renewal during MCO 2.0. So you can drive your vehicles as long as you have valid insurance for them.

 

Pos Malaysia Road Tax Renewal Suspension Notice

Here are the official notices on the suspension of road tax renewal at all Pos Malaysia post offices nationwide :

 

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