The government is set to introduce new regulations for vehicle window tinting. While no details were revealed about the new rules, transport minister Anthony Loke said that the changes would come into effect soon, The Star reports.

“I will announce the new policy after bringing the road transport department (JPJ) amendments to parliament later this month,” he said.

Vehicle tinting guidelines were last revised in February 2016, when updated regulations, filed under Motor Vehicles (Prohibition of Certain Types of Glass) (Amendment) Rules 2016 replaced the previous 1991 rules. The current regulations stipulate that the minimum visible light transmission (VLT) percentages are 70% for the front windscreen, 50% for the front side windows, and 30% for the rear windows and the rear windscreen.

In October last year, JPJ refuted claims made on social media that new regulations would be implemented in 2018. It was also reported then that there were plans to introduce a new Malaysia Standard (MS) 2669 standard in January this year.

The standard, set by the Department of Standards Malaysia, was to have tint films identifiable by QR code labels, enabling enforcement officers with the compatible mobile app to obtain the film’s full specification by scanning the code.