Bumpy ride ahead: Road tax sticker shortage to last another month
GEORGE TOWN: Motorists here were left fuming after failing to have their road tax renewed at post offices.
Contractor Firdaus Osman, 34, said he tried to renew his car road tax at three post offices on the island, but all had run out of the stickers.
“The Road Transport Department (RTD) office has a long queue and it is a hassle for me as I am rushing for work,” Firdaus told the New Straits Times at the post office at Komtar yesterday.
He said he went to the post offices in Jalan Datuk Keramat and Jalan Tanjung Bungah, but both were out of the stickers.
Another motorist, Salmiah Hassan, 47, said she tried to renew her husband’s road tax two weeks ago but was told the post offices were out of the stickers.
“Today, I came to renew my motorcycle road tax. I brought along my husband’s car road tax to renew but they said they were out of road tax stickers.”
Like Firdaus, Salmiah also said the RTD office in Gelugor had a long queue and it was out of her way.
“I work at Komtar and it is convenient to renew the road tax here.
“To go to Gelugor and to queue for hours is inconvenient,” she said.
When the NST contacted the state RTD, a spokesman said the department had no issues and that the road tax stickers were available.
“Motorists can come to the branch here or find our mobile kiosks to renew their road tax.”
A notice informing people of the road tax renewal service disruption at a post office at Komtar in George Town yesterday.