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To curb graft, Transport Ministry launches computer-based system for driving tests

Publish date: Tue, 05 Mar 2024, 02:32 PM

HULU LANGAT, March 5 — The Ministry of Transport launched its pilot e-testing system for driving tests this morning as part of a drive to weed out corruption among road transport officials, a project years in the making following complaints about rampant bribing cases.

Through the e-testing system, nearly all driving evaluations will be done with sensors and cameras. Assessment data will then go directly into a database that scores them based on existing standards prepared by the Road Transport Department.

Transport Minister Anthony Loke said, after launching the pilot programme at Surfine Driving Institute Sdn Bhd, that three commercial driving institutes will lead the pilot project, and he aims to expedite the system’s adoption by all driving institutes possibly by year-end.

This means there will be no more officials scoring driving tests once the system is fully in place.

“I have spoken about this before. We want to prevent any human contact with JPJ officers. There were so many allegations that JPJ officers asked for ‘pau’ money, or suggested driving licences were bought,” he said.

“Now we use computers, there are no more such things. With this system, everything is scored through computers.”

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