Category Archives: General News

  • E-Hailing may face driver shortage

    Posted on April 9, 2019 by in General News

    The e-Hailing industry may be hit with a shortage of drivers after the July deadline to comply with the new regulations as these companies foresee between 20% and 50% of their drivers quitting. The Star spoke to several e-Hailing companies who said they expect part-time drivers to quit working as the Public Service Vehicle (PSV) […]

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  • Turning to ombudsman to redress disputes

    Posted on October 31, 2018 by in General News

    (The Star) Consumers seeking redress for disputes with their financial service providers (FSP) may turn to the Ombudsman for Financial Services (OFS) instead of going to courts as the only option. The OFS is an independent body set up in 2016 under the initiative of Bank Negara for alternative dispute resolution. It is the first […]

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    Allianz General remains the No.1 choice in Malaysia

    Posted on April 18, 2018 by in General News

    The general insurance market in Malaysia is competitive with 21 general insurance companies fighting for a RM17.65 billion market. The two largest classes of insurance is the Motor and Fire sector, each taking a market share of 47.1% and 19.3% respectively.  The Motor premiums in 2017 is RM8.32 billion despite the slight drop in total number of vehicle […]

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  • Safe drivers to gain from easing of motor insurance tariffs

    Posted on April 25, 2017 by in General News

    Motorists will have more choices for vehicle insurance products when the liberalisation of motor tariffs is put into place later this year. Bank Negara assistant governor Jessica Chew said that come July 1, insurers and takaful operators would no longer be bound by a set of fixed prices for insurance products. She said that they […]

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  • Demerit points under AWAS to begin Apr 15

    Posted on April 6, 2017 by in General News

    Road offenders will be penalised by using demerit points under the Automated Awareness Safety System (Awas) effective April 15, said Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai today. He said the Awas and demerit points for Traffic Offences System (Kejara) had been implemented on April 1 in a bid to reduce the number of road […]

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  • 39 stolen cars worth RM6mil recovered from workshop

    Posted on August 1, 2016 by in General News

    BUKIT MERTAJAM: Thirty-nine stolen cars worth about RM6mil were recovered and three mechanics were arrested at a workshop in Bukit Tengah here. The men, aged between 37 and 40, were tampering with the vehicles’ chassis numbers when a police team, acting on a tipoff, raided the premises at about 10.30am on Friday. Sources said a […]

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    RTD replaces Registration Card with Vehicle Ownership Certificate

    Posted on June 3, 2016 by in General News

    The Road Transport Department (RTD) has introduced the Vehicle Ownership Certificate (VOC) to replace the vehicle Registration Card (RC) for implementation in stages, beginning 1 June 2016. In a statement, the RTD said the VOC was also a document of registration issued under the Road Transport Act 1987, and contained details of the owner and […]

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    Cloned car seized in Kulim

    Posted on June 1, 2016 by in General News

    KULIM: A 31-year-old nurse from Penang was puzzled as to why she had been receiving traffic summonses for her Toyota Wish over the last four months. She wanted to sell the car but before she could do that, a police officer called to tell her that they had detained a 19-year-old factory worker for driving […]

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    Slip sliding away down slope

    Posted on May 20, 2016 by in General News

    A horrified crane driver could do nothing but watch as his stalled vehicle rolled backwards before crushing a car and ramming into a house here. Asrol Hisham Baharom, 36, said he was driving along Jalan 17/21 when the engine stalled while it was on a slope. He slammed on the brakes when the crane started […]

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    JPJ acts against illegal drivers

    Posted on May 19, 2016 by in General News

    Foreigners are not allowed to drive commercial vehicles and the Road Transport Department (JPJ) has nabbed 166 of them for doing just that in the Klang Valley this year. They were caught for driving such vehicles without a goods vehicle driving licence. JPJ enforcement director Datuk Valluvan Veloo said the mostly Indonesian and Myanmar nationals […]

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    DBKL: We will not pay for flood damage

    Posted on May 17, 2016 by in General News

    DBKL has make it clear that they will not pay for flood damage caused in the recent flash flood.  Below a new report from TheSun newspaper. PETALING JAYA: Who will bear the cost of flood damages incurred by vehicle owners during the flash floods in the city last week. In reply to a query on the […]

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  • Online vehicle ownership transfers soon

    Posted on May 15, 2016 by in General News

    The transfer of vehicle ownership can be done online from June 1, 2016, says Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai. At present, such transfer of ownership can only be done over the counter at the Road Transport Department (JPJ) offices. “Starting June 1, owners can now renew their Vehicle Ownership Certificate (VOC) online,” Liow […]

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  • Guideline For Accident Insurance Claims Needed – PPIM

    Posted on May 14, 2016 by in General News

    The absence of a special guideline for accident insurance claims has caused insurance applicants to be laid bare to the the deception of irresponsible parties, said a consumer association activist. Malaysian Muslim Consumers’ Association (PPIM) activist Datuk Nadzim Johan said until now they have received more than 500 complaints from accident victims and heirs who […]

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  • Demerit system and new technology to deter habitual traffic offenders

    Posted on May 10, 2016 by in General News

    Catching errant drivers in the act with new technology, including better cameras, will be the difference between the new and previous demerit (Kejara) systems. The previous manual system left room for drivers to dispute committing offences but this will no longer be the case with the new Awareness Automated Safety System (Awas), said Transport Ministry […]

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  • Liow: Accident statistics alarming

    Posted on April 19, 2016 by in General News

    The Government will implement four urgent measures to stem the rising number of road accidents and fatalities. Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said the decision was unanimously made at the Cabinet Task Force on Road Safety meeting yesterday. “Several key areas were covered with a view towards execution in the near term. “They […]

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