JPJ has collected RM1.165 million in application fees for the installation of tinted glass above allowable limit

JPJ has collected RM1.165 million in application fees for the installation of tinted glass above allowable limit

The transport ministry has revealed that the road transport department (JPJ) has collected RM1.165 million in application fees for the installation of tinted glass above the allowable limit.

Speaking at the Dewan Rakyat last week, deputy transport minister Datuk Kamaruddin Jaafar said that 413 applications were received. These included those citing safety and health factors as well as people exempted from the application of Rule 11(a) Motor Vehicles (Use of Glass or Other Transparent Material) (Amendment) Rules 2019, Bernama reports.

In May, in line with the new vehicle tinting regulations, it was announced that a fee would be imposed on those seeking to darken the front windscreen and front driver/passenger side windows beyond the specified 70% and 50% visible light transmission (VLT) percentage.

JPJ has collected RM1.165 million in application fees for the installation of tinted glass above allowable limit

Applicants would need to specifically apply for this, and pay a service fee of RM50 with their submission. Each approved application would be subject to a fee of RM5,000 for the next two years, which must then be renewed upon expiry of the validity period.

Kamaruddin reiterated that conditions had to be met for approval, with the applicant not having any cases pending with the JPJ, the police and has never been involved in a criminal case. He added that applications for the fee exemption based on health factors and medical conditions require a written verification from a government or private medical specialist approved by the health ministry.

Back in May, transport minister Anthony Loke said that despite there being revenue involved in the matter, not every application would result in approval. He had previously said that the government projected that the annual income from such fees would be worth around RM6 million annually.

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Comments

  • alldisc on Dec 04, 2019 at 11:46 am

    Can you create a special sticker.. For those with approve heavy tinted to paste at the back windscreen.. Like all Japanese cars have.. And most Singaporean cars (tuff kote)

    So we can know when some.cars are not tinted within legal means.

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    • Mr Fakta on Dec 04, 2019 at 7:31 pm

      Soon someone will sell that sticker out for a profit. Welcome to Malaysia.

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  • willie on Dec 04, 2019 at 11:51 am

    am seeing more cars with the front driver all darken up and doubt most do not applied for approval, afterall the chances of such operation to check/catch percentage is low.

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  • johnnas on Dec 04, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    JPJ will earn more if only Anthony had just impose a fee for above limit tint on all windows!

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  • newme on Dec 04, 2019 at 12:33 pm

    Sounds like money making scam. Same goes to e-hailing license, training and upcoming e-hailing for bike. Why don’t more continue with application fees for colour blind, drunk & ketum drivers and child driver?

    Have the audacity to announce how much they have collected.

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    • Jeremy on Dec 04, 2019 at 1:46 pm

      You voted for them no?

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      • Shukor bin Azman on Dec 05, 2019 at 9:07 am

        Nothing like the previous gomen songlap. At least now cleaner.

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    • Not Toyota Fan on Dec 04, 2019 at 2:25 pm

      Still can’t cover the RM20 Million given (oops, songlap) to flying unicorn (errr, car).

      Kata private initiative by private company won’t get gomen money but the songlap opportunity is too strong. Pakatan bloody Hopeless.

      Like or Dislike: Thumb up 11 Thumb down 3
  • Aura89 on Dec 04, 2019 at 12:49 pm

    Cash is king under PH after all. Huzzah!

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  • Safety First on Dec 04, 2019 at 12:53 pm

    Money over safety, well done Loke! You should Finance Minister and not Transport Minister.

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  • Not Toyota Fan on Dec 04, 2019 at 2:29 pm

    Ah Loke very pandai to generate income for Pakatan Hopeless gomen.

    Suggest Ah Loke next jual sticker JPJ, special tak kena Saman punya sticker.

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  • Probably more govt applications instead of the norm citizens. Many didn’t apply yet having the darkest tint avail so why is the enforcement?

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  • hazri on Dec 07, 2019 at 2:43 am

    pandai gov skrg cari duit. gov lepas tu pandai songlap.

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