Published: Monday January 14, 2013 MYT 4:13:00 PM
Updated: Monday January 14, 2013 MYT 4:15:20 PM
Khairy: RM199 for B2 licence, including lessons and theory test, under BL1M programme
By MARTIN CARVALHO
KUALA LUMPUR: Some 500,000 new applicants for the B2 category motorcycle licence will enjoy lower fees under the Bantuan Lesen 1Malaysia (BL1M) programme, to be launched at the end of January.
Barisan Nasional Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin, who made the announcement Monday, said successful applicants under the BL1M programme will pay a fee of only RM199 for their licences which covers the cost of driving lessons and practical theory tests.
"Based on figures, some 200,000 unlicensed motorcyclists are nabbed by the Road Transport Department a year and we hope to address this pressing issue through BL1M," he told reporters at the launching of the BL1M pre-registration exercise here.
At present, applicants of the B2 licence pay between RM350 and RM690 to driving schools.