BL1M to be implemented by January 2013
28 Nov 2012 04:52pm
By Zaiful Ariffin (email@example.com)
KUALA LUMPUR –The 1Malaysia Licence Assistance Programme (BL1M) is expected to be implemented by January 2013 as soon as it is agreed and receives the allocation by the government.
Umno Youth Chief Khairy Jamaluddin said that the programme has been consented by the Road Transport Department (RTD).
“We are not finalising the finer details of the programme together with the driving school institutes. We will be able to launch the 1Malaysia Licence Assistance Programme (BL1M) soon,” said Khairy today.
Under the initiative, thousands of young people will be able to take their motorcycle licence priced at RM191. This is a 50 percent reduction from the current RM350.
From the survey done by the Umno Youth Urban Affairs Secretariat (SHEB), over 200,000 motorcyclists especially the youths are without licence.
BR1M is among the 10 initiative outlined in the Youth motion during the Umno General Assembly today.
In addition to the package, the Umno Youth also intends to apply for a pardon for motorists who have been given an arrest warrant.
“We will work together with RTD and the police. On the legal standpoint, I will raise this matter to Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Aziz to see how we can help these motorists,” said Khairy.