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The Road Transport Department (JPJ) has denied claims that it will increase the fines for motorists who renew their licenses that have already expired.

Referring to various social media postings on the matter, the department clarified that motorists found driving or riding their vehicles without a valid or expired license can be fined a maximum of RM300.

However, if they settle the fine within a certain timing, they will benefit from a reduction in the compound imposed on them, following the table posted below:

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In a statement released by the department, the public is advised not to believe news posted on social media and messaging platforms, especially those without a valid source. It also viewed the matter seriously as it could potentially create a severe misunderstanding within the public.

Recently, the department had to release a statement denying a claim that that vehicles with an engine capacity of 880 cc and above will be charged a higher road tax (and insurance) of 25% more, beginning January 2017.