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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

2.2 Million yet to renew driving licence

PUTRAJAYA: As many as 2.2 million out of 11.8 million driving licence holders are inactive or have not renewed their licence, said Transport Minister Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha.

The Road Transport Department (JPJ) received feedback from the motorists that they had difficulty in remembering the expiry date of their licences.

“Even those who had imbedded their driving licences particulars in their MyKad, claimed that they were unable to see their particulars to renew them,” he said.

Kong added that summons would be issued to those caught driving without valid licences, and reminded them that they were not covered by insurance.

“Those who failed to renew their licences for a three year period would have to undergo the driving competency test before they are allowed to renew them,” he said.
Kong added there was one case of a person driving without realising that his driving licence expired three years ago.

“We had also received numerous appeals from persons who had to undergo the competency part of the driving test but we had to reject them,” he said at a press conference on Wednesday.

Kong said the new initiative to renew the driving licences based on the person's date of birth was an effort to provide an effective delivery system to the people.
“We believe this will indirectly reduce the number of inactive driving licence holders,” he said.
Kong said the JPJ has been directed to formulate the systems so that the “renewal on birthdays” proposal could be implemented soon.

“This will take some time but I don't want the driving licence holders to rush to the JPJ offices to renew them immediately,” he said, adding that the renewal would be done after the expiry of the driving licences.

To a question, he said the holders of “P” licence would not be affected as it would be based on their date of birth when they get their licence.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Ambiga : Bersih March - No street march, rally will be held in stadium

KUALA LUMPUR: Bersih 2.0 chief Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan emerged after an audience with the King Tuesday and said the planned rally on Saturday would be held in a stadium.

There would be no street march, she told reporters.

She said Bersih would hold discussions with the Government about the venue.

On her audience with the King, she said: "We had a most wonderful meeting and are most grateful to the King."

She was accompanied by Bersih steering committee member Zaid Kamaruddin and national laureate Datuk A Samad Said.

The leaders had made a request Monday for an audience with Yang Di Pertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin  after he made a statement Sunday advising restraint and compromise as street demonstrations would do more harm than good.  Source : The Star

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