26 Mar - 3 min read
The traffic and enforcement department (JSPT) of the Polis Diraja Malaysia (PDRM) has rolled out the MyBayar Saman online portal and mobile app, providing the public with a way to pay their summonses directly and easily. With this, Malaysians will be able to clear their summonses via FPX, debit cards, credit cards, and prepaid cards at their convenience.
JSPT said that MyBayar Saman is introduced to meet the public’s shifting preference for online payments and phone transactions in the present time. This trend applies to the payment of summonses as well because statistics from the JSPT showed that while only 18.5% of offenders opted to pay their summonses via online payment in 2019, the number hiked up to 46.7% in 2020.
“The MyBayar Saman service provides an alternative to the public from conventional payment methods such as over-the-counter transactions. With the emergence of MyBayar Saman, this would reduce the department’s reliance on private collecting agents and improve on the service efficiency of the JSPT towards the public,” added Inspector-General of Police, Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador at the launch.
Additionally, MyBayar Saman is also a move to support the government’s various policies on going digital, such as the Pelan Strategik e-Pembayaran Sektor Awam and Pelan Pelaksanaan Peningkatan Dalam Talian Kerajaan Secara End to End. This is on top of an initiative forwarded in the MyDigital blueprint, which sought to enable cashless payment options for all government ministries and agencies by 2022.
To use the MyBayar Saman portal or app, you will need to first register an account, during which you must fill in personal details, verify your identity via OTP, and then set and confirm your account password. Once done, go ahead and log in to check and pay your summonses (if any!). Note that there is no need to contact or inform the PDRM of your payments as the information will be updated automatically.
JSPT also said that it is now providing an introductory discount of 50% for summonses paid through the MyBayar Saman portal or mobile app, so you might want to take advantage of this if you have any that you need to clear off! The offer is ongoing until 11 April 2021.
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