125 vehicles misused by foreigners were confiscated

MELAKA – A total of 125 vehicles misused by foreign drivers were seized by the Road Transport Department (JPJ) in the month-long Operation Pewa in conjunction with the Chinese New Year.

The 100 vehicles seized were motorcycles that were modified into tricycles, 21 cars and four commercial trucks.

State JPJ director, Muhammad Firdaus Shariff said, all the vehicles involved were found to only have private licenses but were misused for business purposes without a Goods Vehicle Driving License.

The mistakes made by foreign drivers are no Competent Driving License, no vocational license, expired motor vehicle license, no insurance and misuse of LKM, i.e. private vehicles used as goods service vehicles.

Most of them use the vehicle for business including selling fish, carrying lawn machine equipment which we take seriously because it involves the draining of the country’s revenue,” he said.

He said this after leading an Integrated Operation in conjunction with Chinese New Year 2024 with the Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department (JSPT) of the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) and the National Anti Drug Agency (AADK).

Commenting further, Muhammad Firdaus said that the foreigners who were examined consisted of 27 Indonesians, Bangladeshis (24), Myanmar (23), Rohingya (23), Pakistanis (22) and six Indians.

Meanwhile, in other developments, he said a total of 14,971 vehicles were inspected throughout the implementation of the Chinese New Year 2024 operation.

“Out of that number, 2,266 vehicles were penalized for various offences, including not wearing helmets and seat belts as well as not complying with traffic lights.

“Other offenses are carrying loads dangerously, using mobile phones, cutting lines, driving in the emergency lane and cutting on double lines,” he said.

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