Acting Director of Land Transport Haji Rozaly bin Haji Saidon speaks during a media briefing. – AZLAN OTHMAN
BY Azlan Othman
THE Land Transport Department (JPD) will be implementing steps to improve the management of vehicle registration numbers (vehicle identification sign), Acting Director of Land Transport Haji Rozaly bin Haji Saidon revealed on Tuesday.
Participating in a media briefing, Haji Rozaly said that the move is aimed at smoothening the process of obtaining vehicle registration numbers for members of the public, and to make the department’s services more organised, transparent, fair and systematic.
According to Haji Rozaly, upgradation of the vehicle registration number process will be implemented gradually and the ‘first phase’ will involve updating the tender requirement of vehicle registration numbers beginning with the ‘BAW’ serial, and vehicle registration numbers that are re-offered for the series before and after “BAW”.
The next phases will involve, among other things, the implementation of e-bidding systems.
Specifically for the first phase, Haji Rozaly said, some requirements of vehicle registration numbers had been updated with the introduction of three categories of numbers: the minimum bid price of BND2,000 for gold category of numbers; BND500 for silver category; and BND100 for the normal category.
Terms of payment and conditions for the tendering of vehicle registration numbers have also been updated.
Members of the public who tender more than three vehicle registration numbers will now only be given three vehicle registration numbers, with the numbers going to the bidder with the highest bid price; the remaining registration numbers will be offered to the second highest bidder, and so on.
The tenderer is given one month from the date of the ‘registration number bid success’ offer letter by the JPD to settle the offer price.
If payment is not made within this period, the vehicle registration number will be offered to the second-highest tenderer, and so on. If no next tenderer exists, the opportunity to get the number will be given to anyone who is willing to take the vehicle number with the highest bid price.
“The tenderer who has already paid the offer price can keep the vehicle registration number for a period of three years by paying a ‘Holding Fee’ of BND60 which is non-refundable. If the vehicle registration number is still not registered after three years, then the number will be taken back by the JPD and fees will not be returned,” Haji Rozaly added.
Tenderers who have three or more vehicle registration numbers under their unregistered name, including the number of unpaid and suspended registration, are encouraged to register the vehicle registration number before going into any other bidding.
The vehicle registration number that has been paid can be handed over to anyone for a service fee of BND5. The total number of registration numbers that each tenderer can win and the list of successful tenderers are subject to the decision of JPD’s Open Committee of Registration Number.
The department will also be holding an Information Day on the new vehicle registration number procedures on June 29 at the JPD Headquarters in Gadong to further familiarise the public on the changes.
-- Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin