Malaysian motorists will soon be able to renew their driver’s licences online through the MyJPJ mobile app, announced Transport Minister Anthony Loke.
“To encourage the use of e-LMM, those who choose e-LMM to end their licences will enjoy a rebate of RM5,” said Loke at a press conference at the Selangor headquarters of the Road Transport Department (RTD).
According to Loke, renewals for both driver’s licences and road tax through the MyJPJ app will be conducted in phases, with the initial phase open only to Malaysians starting February 1, 2024.
“This rebate will be enjoyed throughout this year starting from February 1, 2024 until December 31, 2024,” Loke added.
The MyJPJ app, which already provides digital access to road tax details, will enable users to share their e-licences with family, friends or others allowed by the user. This new feature is now available, said Loke.
However, Loke acknowledged that only 7.5 million people are currently using the digital services. The RTD has provided physical security slips as an option for those still transitioning to the digitized system.
“The government is hopeful that through the efforts of the Transport Ministry and RTD, we are able to work towards the full support for a digitised system for the public,” said Loke.
The move to online licence renewal marks another step in Malaysia’s transition to digital government services and reducing physical documentation. Drivers can look forward to added convenience in managing their licensing needs starting next month.