Thursday, December 30, 2010
Oleh ZULKIFLI MANZOR
Seorang calon ujian memandu bertanyakan mengenai sistem tergendala di sekolah memandu di MyEG Danau Kota, Kuala Lumpur semalam.
KUALA LUMPUR – Ribuan calon ujian memandu berkomputer Jabatan Pengangkutan Jalan (JPJ) di seluruh negara terpaksa ‘makan hati’ sejak tiga hari lalu ekoran sistem komputer ujian berkenaan mengalami masalah teknikal verifikasi dan pendaftaran calon.
Antara tempat yang terlibat dengan masalah tersebut ialah MyEG.com Sdn. Bhd. (MyEG), sebuah syarikat yang dilantik menjadi pusat ujian memandu berkomputer bagi semua sekolah memandu di negara ini.
Masalah itu menyebabkan calon lesen memandu termasuk mereka yang bekerja terpaksa berulang-alik ke pusat ujian atau membatalkan hasrat menjalani ujian berkomputer tersebut bagi mengelak urusan harian lain terjejas.
Turut menerima kesan adalah para guru sekolah memandu yang dipersalahkan ibu bapa calon yang tidak berpuas hati apabila anak mereka gagal menduduki ujian memandu berkomputer seperti yang dijanjikan.
Seorang wakil sekolah memandu di ibu negara, Wan Nurul Shahira Wan Ab. Rahman, 23, berkata, sistem ujian memandu berkomputer JPJ kendalian syarikat swasta yang dilantik kerajaan itu pasti akan tergendala pada setiap hujung tahun.
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Saturday, December 4, 2010
PUTRAJAYA: The Feb 28 deadline for motorists to settle their traffic summons is unlikely to be extended, said Transport Minister Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha.
“For the time being the deadline is still Feb 28,” Kong told reporters after attending the ministry’s monthly gathering yesterday.
Motorists who owe the Government millions of ringgit in traffic summonses have been given till Feb 28 to pay up, failing which they will be blacklisted.
Currently, traffic offenders will be given a 50% discount if they settle their summonses by Dec 14.
Those who pay after this date will get a 30% reduction – this discount expires on Dec 31.
After that, offenders will be required to pay the full amount of the summonses issued to them by Feb 28 or face being blacklisted.
Asked if the Road Transport Department would also be giving traffic offenders discounts to encourage motorists to settle summonses issued by the department, Kong said the present system would remain.
On another matter, Kong said he had a fruitful meeting with his Singapore counterpart Raymond Lim on Iskandar Malaysia.
“I believe that in two years we will see further changes with more jobs being created in Iskandar Malaysia,” he said.
Kong added that iconic projects and the setting up of a wellness hub were discussed at the meeting.
“We also discussed the proposed Rapid Transit System (RTS). However, we have not come to a final decision,” he said.
At their retreat in May, both prime ministers – Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and Lee Hsien Loong – had agreed to jointly develop an RTS Link between Singapore and Iskandar Malaysia.
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Drive for safer roads
TAPAH: Learner drivers may have to pay a higher fee for their driving lessons, while probationary drivers have to sit for a special test before they are given full driving licence or Competent Driving Licence (CDL).
Road Transport Department (RTD) director-general Datuk Solah Mat Hassan did not rule out the possibility of learner drivers having to pay a higher fee for their driving lessons with the implementation of a new driving curriculum by end of the year.
He said the new curriculum, which would be more comprehensive (to produce better quality drivers), was in the final stage of getting the Transport Ministry’s approval.
The fee increase might lead to protest from the people but the cost to obtain a driving licence in Malaysia was low, he told reporters after closing the One Community One RTD programme here yesterday.
Solat said this in response to Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s statement on Saturday that JPJ would introduce a new curriculum to produce competent, law-abiding and prudent drivers.
The Prime Minister said there was a need for a more comprehensive and holistic approach to reduce the annual number of road accidents and deaths.
He also hoped that the country’s training programme for learner drivers would be on par with the international standards.
Solat said the new curriculum would encompass, among others, longer driving lessons.
The lessons would also depend on the type of car, whether manual or automatic, as preferred by learner drivers, he added.
He said new drivers with the “P” (probation) licence would also have to sit for a special test to be issued with the CDL.
“The CDL licence would not be issued to them automatically as was the current practice.” He said the system of issuing Public Service Vehicle vocational licence and the Goods Vehicle Driving Licence would also be enhanced. — Bernama