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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

JPJ considers using birthday as driving licence expiry date

Watikah hari ini adalah...

This was in the papers [The Star] today:

Published: Tuesday July 19, 2011 MYT 1:18:00 PM
Updated: Tuesday July 19, 2011 MYT 2:28:01 PM

By NG CHENG YEE

KUALA LUMPUR: Using one's birthday as the expiry date for their driving licence is being considered by the Road Transport Department.

Transport Minister said Transport Minister Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha said Tuesday this was because many drivers used the excuse that they had forgotten to renew their licence when they were caught driving with an expired one.

“If the holder's next birthday is less than six months after the expiry date of their licence, the fee for the period will be free of charge,” he told a press conference at Wisma MCA in Kuala Lumpur.

However, he said, if the period between the holder's next birthday and the expiry date of the licence was more than six months, they would be charged 50% of the renewal fee.

He said licence holders were still allowed to renew their licences for up to five years if such a system was implemented.


This, I think would be a good thing.  Maka, cepatlah sikit!


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