Fees charged by driving institutions will not be controlled by the government to encourage healthy competition and to provide comprehensive learning package.Read the full news from Bernama below.
PARLIAMENT: GOVERNMENT DOES NOT CONTROL FEES CHARGED BY DRIVING INSTITUTIONS.
KUALA LUMPUR, March 23 — The government does not control fees charged by driving institutions for driving lessons, except for B2 motorcycle applicants, the Dewan Rakyat heard Tuesday.
Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Abdul Rahim Bakri said the government was of the opinion that the current practice of determining such charges through market force would encourage healthy competition among driving institutions to provide learner drivers a more comprehensive learning package.
“It will also give aspiring drivers an opportunity to choose institutions that offer reasonable charges for lessons.
“However, all driving institutions must display the fees and charges for such services,” he told Teresa Kok (DAP-Seputeh) in the Dewan Rakyat.
Kok had asked the Transport Ministry to announce the fees set by the ministry for driving lessons and courses.
The Seputeh Member of Parliament had also wanted to know steps taken by the ministry to curb corruption when undergoing driving tests and also driving institutions that raised charges for driving lessons at their own will.
Abdul Rahim said the ministry was always monitoring the activities of driving institutions and those who do not display the fees and charges for driving lessons would be penalised, including revoking their licence.
“The Road Transport Department also carries out ad-hoc checks during driving tests to curb corruption or attempted bribes,” he said.