The fees for obtaining a class B2 motorcycle licence has been reduced from RM350 to RM299. According to The Star, the move is seen as a method “to tackle the scourge of those who ride without licences.” Said reduction is due to come into effect on September 15 to coincide with the launch of the MyLesen programme.

“We found that as many as three in ten youngsters were still riding without a licence,” said transport minister, Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai. “Such an act is serious and unacceptable,” he added. Speaking to the media, Liow commented that driving schools around the nation had already agreed to the new ceiling prices.

With that said, Liow has urged individuals without a valid B2-class motorcycle licence to take advantage of the MyLesen programme to obtain one before the authorities decide to take action on them. The MyLesen programme was initiated as part of efforts to assist motorcycle riders without valid paperwork – an estimated 3.6 million riders are said to be operating motorcycles without licences in the country.