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Road tax stickers shortage to last at least another month, say sources

KUALA LUMPUR: The shortage of road tax stickers (or discs) supply by the Road Transport Department (RTD) since mid-July, particularly in the Klang Valley, may continue for at least a month.
According to sources, the disruption was due to issues experienced by the contractor responsible for providing the road tax stickers.
"The appointed contractor is currently experiencing a shortage of materials and is still waiting for the shipment of their new stock to arrive.
"They had previously experienced damage to a main component of their printing machine, which resulted in a failure to print the serial numbers and other safety features of the road tax stickers," said the source.
He added that the current supply stock of the road tax stickers is quite low, forcing the department to prioritise the distribution of the items to its branches.
"The emphasis is now on supplying the branches. The business partners will have to wait," he said, adding that the department requires 50,000 road tax stickers daily to meet the public's demands.
RTD had issued a statement on July 14 over the issue, following complaints from the public who vented out their frustration on social media.
RTD had said that it has taken immediate action to distribute 20,000 road tax stickers to the Selangor RTD branch, 20,000 to the Federal RTD branch, 40,000 to Pos Malaysia Berhad and 5,000 to MyEG.

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