Making it fast and easy for vehicle owners

The STAR online

Friday June 13, 2008

KUALA LUMPUR: Three minutes. That’s about how fast vehicle owners can claim the cash rebates.

This assurance came from Pos Malaysia Berhad (PMB) executive director Datuk Abu Huraira Abu Yazid.

Vehicle owners can get their cash rebates of up to RM625 from 683 post offices nationwide beginning tomorrow.

He said those who renewed or bought their road tax from April 1 until May 31 this year were the ones eligible to start claiming the rebate beginning tomorrow until March 31 next year.

He said these groups were categorised under phase one of the implementation. The vehicle owner must be present with their original identity card and fill-up a simple form that would be given by the post office staff.

“After the form is filled, the details will be verified with Road Transport Department’s system database.

“Once that is confirmed, the thumbprint of the owner will be required on the form, before the cash is handed over. It is a simple process,” he told a press conference at PMB near here yesterday.

Abu Huraira said those who did not want to queue up could fill up the form and drop a section of it into a special box while keeping a customer’s copy for themselves.

“Once the owner receives the money order, the person can either cash it at post offices or at banks,” he added.

He said vehicle owners who had renewed or plan to renew their road tax from June 1 until March 31 next year could start claiming their rebates starting from July 1.

On June 4, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi had announced the new fuel price of RM2.70 a litre for petrol and RM2.58 a litre for diesel. In line with that, owners of private vehicles with engine capacity of 2,000cc and below would enjoy a RM625 rebate.

Owners of private pickup trucks and jeeps with engine capacity of 2,500cc and below will also receive the rebate. Owners of motorcycles of 250cc and below are eligible for a RM150 rebate.

Customers can contact PMB’s customer service centre at 1-300-300-300 or visit the website at http://www.pos.com.my should they have any enquiries.

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