New road tax and vehicle licences printed with fade-resitant ink

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BANDARI SERI BEGAWAN

THE Ministry of Communications is set to print road tax and vehicle licences with a new fade-resistant ink.

Minister of Communications Yang Berhotmat Pehin Orang Kaya Hamzah Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Hj Abdullah Begawan Mudim Dato Paduka Hj Bakar, during yesterday’s 11th Legislative Council Session, acknowledged that the new batch of vehicle licences – first issued in 2013 – were succeptible to fading following lengthy exposure to heat and sunlight.

“The Land Transport Department (JPD) has realised that the first batch of licences blur easily, and we have identified that the ink and the printer were the source of the problem,” he said.

“We are trying a new system, and after putting the licences under the hot sun, they appear to be better and more durable,” he added.

The Brunei Times