BJAK Must Seek Formal Approval for Partnership, Says Transport Minister Loke

BJAK Must Seek Formal Approval for Partnership, Says Transport Minister Loke

by May 13, 2024

The Ministry of Transport (MOT) is open to strategic partnerships with private entities to enhance services provided by its agencies, stated Minister Anthony Loke.

The Edge Malaysia reported that Loke emphasised that these collaborations must undergo official procedures and receive proper approvals before being announced or launched.

During a groundbreaking ceremony for Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Tamil Castlefield, Loke addressed the issue of private companies offering government-linked services without prior approval.

This statement came after the Road Transport Department (JPJ) cautioned the public that no authorisation had been given to BJAK, an online insurance renewal platform, to handle road tax renewals.

BJAK had aggressively marketed these services on its website and social media, which the JPJ found concerning as it could mislead the public regarding the legitimacy of the service.

“If BJAK wants to cooperate with the JPJ, they must make an official request to the JPJ to be a strategic partner,” Loke stated, highlighting the need for proper channels and formal agreements.

 

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