In mid-July, the Road Transport Department (JPJ) confirmed there was a shortage of road tax discs due to printer failure on the part of the supplier. It appears the shortage is set to continue for at least another month, according to a report by NST.

“The appointed contractor is currently experiencing a shortage of materials and is still waiting for the shipment of their new stock to arrive. They had previously experienced damage to a main component of their printing machine, which resulted in a failure to print the serial numbers and other safety features of the road tax stickers,” a source revealed to the publication.

The department requires 50,000 road tax discs daily to meet public demand, and the shortage has forced the department to prioritise distribution to its branches first, followed by Pos Malaysia and MyEG. “The emphasis is now on supplying the branches. The business partners will have to wait,” the source explained.