A controversial announcement regarding fines and potential imprisonment for drivers with tinted windows has ignited outrage among netizens. The Malaysian Ministry of Transport, in collaboration with the Road Transport Department (JPJ), established strict regulations in May 2019 governing tinted windows in private vehicles.
Government warns imprisonment for tinted windows
Violations of these rules, specifying permissible Visible Light Transmittance (VLT) rates, can result in fines up to RM2,000 or imprisonment for up to six months for first-time offenders. While some argue that these government regulations prioritize safety, many individuals, particularly women, believe tinted windows are essential for their well-being.
Netizens have also suggested targeting tint shops selling non-compliant tints. However, there are still strong defenses towards this ruling as it is not completely illegal for people to have tints on their cars, only that if it’s not within the legal limits.