The Road and Transport Department (JPJ) says that there is no truth in an announcement stating that the road tax of vehicles being used for Uber and GrabCar services could not be renewed, Bernama reports.

The department said the ‘report’, purportedly issued by the JPJ director-general and which went viral on social media channels, was not true. “JPJ denies the report that vehicles involved with Uber and GrabCar service are prohibited from renewing their road tax,” it said via a statement on the matter.

The department said the road tax of the vehicles concerned can be renewed by observing existing procedures, and on the condition that they possessed valid insurance and had not been blacklisted.

The department advised the public to be wary of messages obtained through social media and phone messaging applications, and they should refer to the department for confirmation on any concerns regarding such matters.