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Saving Yesterday For Tomorrow
  1. Mano says:

    Prior to this it was the small red ‘passport’ type format from the colonial days.
    This replacement was just a piece of paper that was not designed to go the distance. The renewal receipt was printed on the reverse and it was meant to be kept for, I think, ten years. Nearly everyone had to purchase a clear plastic envelope to keep it in.
    With the introduction of this licence and as well as the replacement of the NRIC to the ‘el cheapo’ laminated card around the same time, I felt slighted by the system.

    • Ngai C O says:

      Hi Mano,

      Thank you for reminding me about the red booklet driving licence, which I had totally forgotten.

      The are quite a few examples in the Database.

      That aside, how many of us did not “pay extra” to pass the driving test. I heard recently that the practice is still prevalent. Where this “extra” went. Your guess is as good as mine.

      I renewed mine last year for 5 years.

  2. SY says:

    I did not pay “extra”. Perhaps my instructor did – I do not know. I paid RM65 for my licence and passed at one go. This was in 1969. Passed the test in less than ten days from the time I took the first lesson. Had to learn all the traffic signs which I can remember up to today though a lot of new ones have been added. The real learning process came later when I drove outstation.

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