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Goods vehicle owners urged to register for SKDS 2.0

SEPANG, June 24 — The Transport Ministry has urged owners of goods vehicles to immediately register their vehicles under the Subsidised Diesel Control System (SKDS) 2.0 to enjoy diesel subsidies from the government.

Its minister Anthony Loke said the government has given them opportunities to register their vehicles.

“If they fall into any of the categories under SKDS 2.0, they should register to receive the subsidy. Otherwise, they will blame the government, claiming we did not provide the subsidy, and prices will increase.

“So, it is their responsibility to come forward and register. The diesel price remains unchanged for those holding the SKDS 2.0 fleet card, so I hope they can cooperate,” he said during a press conference after attending a Memorandum of Understanding signing ceremony between Batik Air and Kia today.

Loke was responding to media questions regarding Domestic Trade and Cost of Living Deputy Minister Living Fuziah Salleh’s statement that more than 180,000 goods vehicles have yet to register under SKDS 2.0 to be eligible for government diesel subsidies.

On another matter, he said the ministry would appoint a vendor for electric vehicle (EV) number plates.

“Now we are still doing some technical finalisation. Once we are ready, we will make the announcement.

“It is a special plate. We will start it voluntarily. Of course, for all the new EVs, we will make it compulsory, but the existing EVs are given the option whether to change it to the particular plate or stay,” Loke said.

Before this, the minister said the new number plates would facilitate the identification of EVs in case of an accident, as they need to be handled differently.

— Bernama

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