: Transport deputy minister Datuk Abdul Aziz Kaprawi said the government does not have any plans to set a mandatory scrappage for vehicles aged above 12 years.
He stressed that the government will not carry out such a policy as to not burden the people.
Aziz said the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (Miros) statement earlier that cars of more than 12 years are not safe was probably based from its own studies.
He was replying to a question from PKR-Bayan Baru member of Parliament Sim Tze Tzin at the Dewan Rakyat today.
Last week, Miros director-general Prof Dr Wong Shaw Voon said vehicles of more than 12 years old are not roadworthy anymore and could pose risks to drivers.
He said these vehicles were exposed to mechanical-related glitches and its safety net ability would have diminished in a crash.
Two days ago, Pandan MP Rafizi Ramli said the government wanted to introduce the mandatory scrappage so that it can collect goods and services (GST) tax.
He said the more often people bought and sold cars, the more money the government will be able to make through the taxes.