The ministry of transport (MOT) said it will be working together with relevant parties such as the social welfare department to review the issuance of vehicle stickers for disabled persons (OKU). It said that this is to prevent misuse by family members, Bernama reports.

According to deputy transport minister Datuk Ab Aziz Kaprawi, there will be certain requirements that the disabled will need to comply with to obtain the vehicle stickers. “This is to avoid the misuse of OKU stickers which will affect the benefits enjoyed by those (the disabled) who drive on their own,” he told the Dewan Rakyat.

Among the guidelines that were agreed upon in a meeting of the national council for the disabled was that the sticker application is subject to the modification carried out on the vehicle and that the vehicle was registered under the name of the disabled person in possession of an OKU card.

He said the guidelines for the issuance of OKU vehicle stickers had been adopted at all road transport department (JPJ) branches starting from May 2, 2014.

In 2016, it was reported that fake disabled parking stickers were being sold on the open market, leading to an increase in able-bodied drivers with such stickers taking up disabled parking spots and depriving their use to those in need of these bays.