An easy to obtain motorcycle licence scheme implemented by the JPJ under the previous government will be terminated, says Transport Minister Anthony Loke. The programme, called “One Community One JPJ” allowed citizens from the lower income group and in rural areas to obtain a B2 motorcycle licence at a cheaper rate, by-passing driving schools.

Participants would undergo a week’s training at their respective villages and obtain their B2 licence. The programme was meant to curb the high incidence of riders, especially in rural areas and vilages, riding without a valid motorcycle licence.

“Those who wish to acquire a B2 licence must go through the normal procedure through driving institutions,” said Loke at a press conference after chairing his ministry’s weekly post-cabinet meeting in a The Star report. “This is a programme by the past government. The ministry decided that licences will no longer be given out this way,” he said.

Speaking out on the issue of illegal driving licences, Loke said action will be taken against firms offering such prohibited schemes on social media. “We discovered some Facebook pages that offer these services. JPJ has lodged police reports against these and will also lodge a report with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC),” said Loke, adding that action will be taken against JPJ officers involved.