Dr Wee launches BLKM in Ayer Hitam to help B40 residents get driving licences more easily

PETALING JAYA: More people from the lower income group will be able to get a valid driving licence easily with the Bantuan Lesen Memandu Keluarga Malaysia (BLKM) programme.

The programme, which was first launched in March in Bera, Pahang, was officially introduced in the Ayer Hitam parliamentary constituency in Johor by Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong on Saturday (Aug 6).

“This programme under the Road Transport Department (JPJ) was created to reduce the burden of the Malaysian Family, especially the B40 category when it comes to getting a valid driving licence,” said Dr Wee in a Facebook post after launching the event in Ayer Hitam.

In his speech, the Ayer Hitam MP reminded everyone to always put road safety first.

“I also highlighted the road accident statistics, which involves a high number of motorcyclists.

“This is a cause for concern for us all, especially the ministry.

“I hope programmes such as the BLKM will be able to help the Malaysian Family, particularly the B40 group, to obtain valid licences easily so that they can go about their daily activities including youths who are working in the gig economy to generate income,” Dr Wee, who is also MCA president said.

The BLKM was first launched in Bera, Pahang on March 13 by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

Also present at the launch in Ayer Hitam were Yong Peng assemblyman and Johor state exco member Ling Tian Soon, Johor JPJ director Azmi Zainal Adnan, Batu Pahat JPJ branch head Zulhilmi Zaidie and Dinamik community driving institute managing director Andrew Wong Ming Chieh.

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