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Planning on renewing your road tax or registering that new car before the year is out? Well, better make it quick, because there won’t be any Road Transport Department (JPJ) services available for a five-day period from next week, The Star reports.

The department announced via a notice on its website that it will be halting all its available services from December 23 to December 27.

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It said the shutdown period – which coincides with two national holidays on December 24 and 25 – was to facilitate an upgrading of its systems, which will take place from 10 pm on December 23 right through to 7 am on December 27.

Apologising for any inconvenience caused, the department added that all activities, be it at JPJ counters, Pos Malaysia counters, JPJ kiosks, MyEG kiosks, UTC (Urban Transformation Centre) as well as phone transactions by the public, companies or JPJ business partners will be closed.