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By Adrian Lim
KUCHING, Sept 25: The Transport Ministry does not have a plan to enable bicycles to be registered and have a licence plate number.
Deputy Transport Minister Hasbi Habibollah pointed out that there was no discussion over the matter by the ministry which does not have a plan to require cyclists to obtain a licence plate number when cycling in the public.
“We know that there are many cycling fans in Sarawak. There is no need to worry as there is no such thing.
“I have just tabled the Road Transport (Amendment) Bill 2020 which was approved at the Dewan Negara a few days ago and perhaps there was some confusion during that time in Peninsular Malaysia and also by the public.
“I would like to stress that there was no discussion whatsoever or plan by the ministry for bicycles to get a licence plate number,” he told reporters after attending an event here today.
Hasbi who is also Limbang MP, clarified that there was confusion by the public on the proposal by the Malaysian Institute of Road (Miros) for bicycles to be licensed and issued registration plates to improve road safety.
When asked on the matter of cycling along the highway, Hasbi reminded cyclists to follow traffic rules and regulations.
He said cyclists need to adhere to the rules whereby they are allowed to cycle at designated places for the safety of the public and road users. —DayakDaily