The Road Transport Department (JPJ) will be helping the urban poor obtain a motorcylce license with the help of MyPrihatin. The programme will be launched on April 15, according to a report in The Sun.

“The programme targets Malaysians aged 16 and above to obtain the B2 motorcycle riding licence. We (JPJ) are collaborating with driving institutes to implement the programme in assisting the people, especially school students, to obtain a B2 licence at a discounted rate of RM299 compared to the regular rate of RM360,” said JPJ director general Datuk Seri Nadzri Siron.

More touch points will also be introduced for those to assist those with are not able to afford a license, Nadzri added. A total of 141,369 people – mostly students – took part in the MyLesen programme up to December last year, which was part of a people-centred civil service initiative launched by the transport minister in September 2015.

The report added that the MyLesen programme has also been extended to aspiring lorry and bus drivers looking to obtain a Goods Vehicle Driving License (GDL). “The demand for lorry and bus drivers is high and for those who have the GDL, we assure they will be able to find employment as lorry and bus drivers,” Nadzri said.

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