Thursday August 9, 2012
MyEG launches electronic transfer of vehicle ownership
By WONG PEK MEI
PETALING JAYA: The public can now carry out transfers of vehicle ownership from a selling party directly to a buyer electronically.
The new voluntary vehicle ownership transfer service, which is an initiative by the Road Transport Department (JPJ) and e-government service provider My E.G. Services Berhad, gives owners and eventual buyers a convenient option to transfer vehicle ownership electronically.
Transport Minister Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha said the present system required both the seller and the buyer to be present at the JPJ office and provide all relevant documents.
“Now, they do not need to be present at the JPJ office. They will need to first register for the 1Malaysia Authenticated Digital ID (1MID) at any of the 500 kiosks available nationwide to log into the MyEG portal before they can start the online transaction,” he said during the launch of the e-service yesterday.
He said the first phase of the service was only available for MyKad users and private vehicle owners.
“The public can still carry out transfers manually with the JPJ.”
Kong said MyEG also provided door-to-door service, where MyEG customer service officers would meet customers who needed help in registering the 1MID.
My E.G. Services Berhad executive chairman Datuk Dr Norraesah Mohamed said the service was timely, given the growth of the automotive industry.
Dr Norraesah added that the new service would help to prevent disputes in vehicle ownership after sales had concluded as the records would be simultaneously updated with JPJ’s records in “real time”.