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We imported a second hand car into Malaysia recently and I felt that the waiting and the process of giving it a Msian “birth certificate” to be rather tiring. Not to mention, the amount you have to fork out from your savings. Thank god, we have our savings which have already depreciated as a result of this.

Let’s see, when importing a car, you need to find an agent from where you resided. I contacted Dean’s Freight who charged me NZD3k for a container to be shipped from Auckland to PTP. Before your vehicle and personal effects reached the port, you need to find a local agent who will liase all documentations and other work related things. I paid Nasir, the local agent RM2700. Different agent will actually charge you differently. In my case, what I paid include the cost of storing my personal items in the warehouse, parking fee for 6 weeks, transportation charges from PTP to my kampung, labour fee etc etc etc.
My personal items were sent to my kampung a few days after they landed here. Nasir preferred that I declared my electrical goods at the Suruhajaya something. I just signed the form and Nasir did the rest of the work.
Off to MITI in KL I went to apply for an AP. You have to fill up the JK69 form which you can purchase from the counter for 60 cents or you can get it from a local Indian shop for RM1 somewhere in Block 8 (Have to double check…I have short term memory) Please fill up the form very accurately…there shouldn’t be any error. In my case, we filled up the form 4 times!
Wait for MITI to call you. In some cases, they might want to interview you! In my case, I told them “nothing but the truth!”, so in 20 days, my AP was granted. Off to KL again, collect the signed AP and off to Menara Kastam in Larkin to get a quote for the tax.
They quoted me RM23k over. It took 2 weeks for them to answer to my appeal. It was such a disappointment and such a long wait….My appeal to the Director was rejected as according to them, that was the exact tax. I did learn some calculations from them and I’m happy to share it with my readers. After making a bank draft of the tax, off we went to PTP customs. Nasir handled from here. They made some checks on the chasis and engine number, once the cheque was accepted, they updated the system.
Off to Puspakom for an inspection. Puspakom charged RM25. Cheap huh. We took Ruby to Puspakom Saturday morning, and after 30minutes, opps…”no. chasis encik salah” Aikkkk???
On Monday, we rushed back to Customs at PTP asking them to amend the Custom form. The officer amended the form, yes…but not in the system. When I registered the E-daftar (another RM50 for this service), I was told that the numbers didnt match. Nooooohhhh!!! It took us another 3 days to get everything in order. When Drostech emailed me telling me that I can finally register Ruby at JPJ, I was so relieved.
Off we went to JPJ. “Opps…Puan…error…Borang AP ni masih no. chasis lama….!”
What the hell!! I demand to see the Pengarah….!!! Eh eh eh…that did not happen…! This happened. “Errr saya dah penat la, dah tak larat dah, ni cuma AP aje…yg lain2 sume sama ni. System pun kata OK….ni human factor, bole dibaiki aje…” So, we walked into the Timbalan Pengarah’s office, no questions, nothing. He just signed and let us register Ruby. What a relief!
Ok…Yeay…Ruby is ours now. But, “Puan…insuran tak ada la…” Another RM2k for insurance. And RM300 for Pendaftaran Kereta Import, RM210 for Pendaftaran Plate Number, another RM633 for a one year Road Tax.
Ruby, Ruby…as I am writing, Ruby is already at a workshop. Hubby has sent it for a makeover. First it was this, than it was that…then this that this that….We have spent a FORTUNE on Ruby!