JPJ confiscated 781 vehicles driven by foreigners without valid documents

KUALA TERENGGANU: The Road Transport Department (JPJ) checked 2,500 motorbikes including vehicles driven by foreigners across the country during the 20 day Special Op for the 2024 Chinese New Year season.

JPJ’s Senior Director of Enforcement, Datuk Lokman Jamaan, said 781 vehicles were confiscated for not having any valid documents, especially no driving licence.

He said, most of the motorcycles and vehicles checked were driven by foreigners from Myanmar, Bangladesh and Pakistan.

“In addition, JPJ also issued summons to foreigners for committing the offense of driving without documents including driver’s licenses. During the operarion motorcycles and vehicles were also confiscated.

“Actually, this action is not only imposed on foreigners, but local vehicle owners who rent and allow their vehicles to be used will also face the same action,” he said after the state level Special Operation, at the Sultan Mahmud Bridge, here, today.

Also present was the State JPJ Director, Zulkarnain Yasin.

Lokman said, his party warned and reminded vehicle owners not to allow, rent and sell vehicles to foreigners, especially those who do not have documents including driving licenses.

“Vehicle owners found guilty of allowing and renting vehicles to foreigners and failing to comply with the summons or appear in court will be blacklisted,” he said.

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