Just to share further on this issue, while not stepping on the brakes fully gives me a chance of not being plagued with the issue (and it only crops up midway through the journey, not at the start), there will be days when the issue will still come back however gentle I have been on the brakes before that. Another way I have tried to 'overcome'/live with the issue, is to rev first before releasing the brakes in order to 'launch' the car. So far it has worked in the sense that I then avoid the sluggish move-off from stationary. What I do, when the car is already at a complete stop, is to transfer from my right foot pressing the brake pedal to the left foot pressing the brake pedal. Then just before I want to move off, I press the accelerator with my right foot before releasing the left foot from the brake pedal. It takes practice to avoid/lessen the jerkiness that comes with launching the car, if I am alone in the car then only I will suffer the consequences but if there are passengers, then it is quite pai seh.