UK-Malaysia in talks to recognise each other's driving licences

By THE STAR | 18 October 2021

PETALING JAYA: The United Kingdom has affirmed its government's assurance to Malaysia to pursue mutual recognition of driving licences, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.

The Transport Minister said that once Malaysia and the UK were able to secure this agreement, it would help the more than 30,000 Malaysians working and studying in the UK, as well as UK citizens in Malaysia.

Dr Wee said this following his visit to the UK’s Department for Transport in St James Park for a bilateral meeting with Minister of State for Transport Andrew Stephenson MP.

"I’m happy to report that HE Stephenson has affirmed his government’s assurance to pursue mutual recognition of driving licences of both countries.

"I also sought the UK government’s support for Malaysia’s bid to be re-elected to one of the 20 seats in the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Council Category C, which will be held on Dec 10," said Dr Wee in a Facebook post today.