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Errant motorists have one month to surrender their illegal licences

CarSifu logo CarSifu 13/9/2018 The Star
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Loke showing a photo of some of the illegally obtained driving licences.

PUTRAJAYA: Authorities have given those who obtained “lesen terbang” a month to surrender their driving licences.

Transport Minister Anthony Loke said should they do so within the deadline, they will not be prosecuted.

“If they don’t, we will find them and will take legal action,” he said at a press conference today.

“Lesen terbang” refers to licences obtained illegally by making a payment and not sitting for the written and practical tests.

Loke said the Road Transport Department (JPJ) system has the data and information of those who had obtained their licences by paying JPJ officers to get hold of the document by using the conversion of foreign driving licence procedure.

While a majority of the 14,000 drivers believed to have obtained their licences via this method are Malaysians, some are also foreigners, mainly from China.

Loke said that irresponsible people resorted to this service because they wanted an easy way of getting a licence.

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