PUTRAJAYA, May 4 – The Ministry of Transport (MOT) introduced an initiative to renew the Malaysian Driving License (LMM) for a period of 10 years with special payment rates. The Minister of Transport, Anthony Loke announced that the license renewal for a period of 10 years was one of the two LMM renewal initiatives implemented by his side. He also informed that the public can take this opportunity from May 8 at the office or counter of the Road Transport Department (JPJ) only.

“Any LMM holder who renews the LMM for a period of 10 years will only be charged for the nine years, which means there is a 10 percent discount. “The driver’s license fee is RM30 per year. If you pay for 10 years at once, the fee will be RM270, a saving of RM30.For the public who are interested, they should ensure that the remaining validity period of the current LMM does not exceed one year. People will also be allowed to renew LMM between 1 to 10 years according to their choice subject to a maximum limit of 10 years.

However, only one-time 10-year renewals will enjoy the privilege of free fees for the 10th year,” he said at a special press conference on Wednesday. He informed that this initiative is only for Malaysian citizens and does not apply to foreign nationals or any holders of long-term permit passes or MyKAS Cards which are bound by the validity period of the individual’s passport. Through the press conference, Loke informed that the second initiative is the special permission to renew the LMM expired.

He said, it takes into account the Movement Control Order (MCO) throughout the Covid-19 pandemic as well as the constraints faced by Malaysians abroad who are unable to renew their respective LMMs because they do not have the opportunity to return home. MOT will give special permission to any LMM holder whose validity period has expired to renew their respective LMM without having to retake the test.

However, this special permission is only limited to LMM whose validity period has expired from January 1, 2018 onwards. This special permission period is only valid until December 31, 2023. The existing rules will come into effect again on January 1, 2024, he said. Loke also explained that the JPJ is ready to implement the two initiatives that were announced. – Awani

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