Bumpy ride ahead: Road tax sticker short­age to last an­other month

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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.”

FAZLIE SHAHRIZAL PIC BY SHAHNAZ

A no­tice in­form­ing peo­ple of the road tax re­newal ser­vice dis­rup­tion at a post of­fice at Kom­tar in Ge­orge Town yes­ter­day.

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