Eligible Miri youth urged to apply for MyLesen B2 programme

Chiew (front row, fifth left) in a group photo with some of the applicants.

By Tedong Rantayy

MIRI, April 22: In a move to empower youth and promote road safety, Miri MP Chiew Choon Man is inviting eligible constituents aged 16 and above from the lower income B40 group to apply for the MyLesen B2 programme.

This initiative aims to provide young individuals with the opportunity to obtain their B2 motorcycle licence, fostering responsible road usage among the youth.

In disclosing this today, Chiew said with road safety being a paramount concern, empowering young riders with proper training and licensing is seen as a proactive step towards building a safer community.

The deadline for application is set for May 8 this year. Eligible individuals are urged to seize this chance and apply promptly to secure their spot in the programme.

The MyLesen B2 initiative presents a unique opportunity for up to 1,000 participants to obtain a B2 motorcycle licence at a significantly reduced rate of only RM250, compared to the standard rate of RM700 or more.

“This substantial discount offers a significant cost-saving opportunity, potentially saving participants around RM500 on the acquisition of their motorcycle licence,” Chiew added.

By making the process more affordable, the programme aims to remove financial barriers that often hinder individuals, especially those from the B40 group, from obtaining necessary licences, he said.

“This cost-saving measure not only facilitates access to essential driving skills but also contributes to enhancing economic opportunities and social mobility,” Chiew disclosed.

Eligibility criteria for participation in the MyLesen B2 programme are as follows:

1. Applicants must be Malaysian citizens residing within the P219 Miri parliamentary constituency.
2. Participants must be aged 16-years-old and above.
3. The programme is specifically targeted towards individuals belonging to the B40 and dependent groups, aiming to provide them with equal opportunities for obtaining a motorcycle licence.
4. Applicants should be in good physical and mental health to ensure their ability to safely operate a motorcycle.
5. Those applying must not possess any existing driver’s licence.
6. Applicants must not be listed on the blacklist of the Courts, Road Transport Department (RTD), or the police (PDRM).

Interested individuals may obtain application forms at the Miri Parliamentary Service Centre P219 (Pujut GK) or inquire for more details by calling 012-8520946. — DayakDaily