Titiwangsa MP Johari Abdul Ghani “treated” 335 of his constituents to motorcycle licences recently, reported Utusan Malaysia.
Johari, who is also the second finance minister, sponsored the licenses under the MyPrihatin initiative by the Road Transport Department (JPJ), aimed to raise awareness among motorcyclists to own legitimate driving licences before taking to the roads.
Those who aced their tests were were reimbursed RM100 they had paid to JPJ, said the report.
“Many youths do not have licences because the fees are high.
“The majority of participants need the licence for work, such as dispatching food. So, such programme will not only increase their income but make them more responsible drivers,” Johari said after launching the MyPrihatin programme in Titiwangsa JPJ last weekend.
He added that the MyPrihatin programme, launched by JPJ to help the urban poor to obtain a B2 licenses (for smaller powered motorcycles) at merely RM100, will be expanded to Selangor, Penang, Perak, Johor, as well as Sabah and Sarawak.