The fee for the online driving licence test will be lowered to RM20 from January 1, 2019. This is a RM7 reduction from the current RM27, and it follows a decision to liberalise the present system monopolised by three companies, according to transport minister Anthony Loke, reported by The Star.

“We have decided to open up the online driving test to all driving institutes ranked three stars and above who fulfil the requirements needed,” he said.

Loke said that at present, 103 examination centres under MyEG, KOMMS and Myspeed are offering the online driving test, and the new policy would not affect these centres. There are currently about 150 driving institutes of three star ranking and above, based on a 2017 survey.

“Under this new system, we expect to see some 200 examination centres set up nationwide, which will make the online driving test more accessible to the public,” he added.