Here is another possible reason for drivers to get stuck in toll plazas with “Baki Kurang” errors when trying to pass through RFID lanes – if you are a recipient of the government’s ePemula RM150 credit, please note that the RM150 credit cannot be used for toll payments.
Below is a quote from Touch ‘n Go’s ePemula Terms and Conditions:
All incentives received are limited to use for transactions such as peer-to-peer transfer, cash-out directly from the user’s e-wallet account in the user’s e-wallet, app-integrated payment of utility bills, and app-integrated. Government related fees / payments, app-integrated payment of telco postpaid bills and app-integrated prepaid services top-up, app-integrated game shopping, Parking and / or toll feesInvestment-related activities readily available in e-wallet applications, and transactions conducted across domestic or foreign-registered e-commerce sites, applications, marketplaces or platforms or integrated online marketplaces.
The ePemula program was announced in Bajet 2022 with a total funding of RM300 million and is open to all Malaysian citizens for students aged 18-20 or full time. The RM150 credit is distributed to one of the few eWallets of choice and TnG eWallet is one of them.
If you choose to get your ePemula credit via TnG, make sure you top up your wallet with some non-ePemula balance for a smooth passage through RFID.