Dr Wee: Not a problem for 95-year-olds to get driving licence, as long as they meet requirements


JOHOR BARU: Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong is in awe of nonagenarian Yu Choo Nam who nonetheless actively travels regardless of his previous age.

The Ayer Hitam MP mentioned that he met Yu, who was the Yong Peng Koo Tian Association president, throughout a Chinese New Year reception held in Yong Peng on Friday (Feb 4).

“Yu confirmed me his driving licence and requested if he’s nonetheless certified to renew it as it might expire on April 9 this 12 months.

“I used to be stunned once I heard he (Yu) drove his personal automobile from Kangkar Baru to Yong Peng to attend this reception.

“I recommended Yu, who on the age of 95, remains to be actively driving from Yong Peng to Johor Baru and at all times visits his oil palm plantation in Lahad Datu Sabah,” he mentioned in a Facebook submit right here on Saturday (Feb 5).

Dr Wee, who was additionally MCA president, mentioned what was extra superb that Yu has had class B, D, E, F and H driving licenses since 1956 as at a younger age, Yu has been driving a tractor or heavy equipment.

He informed Yu that primarily based on the Road Transport Act 1987, as long as the latter was wholesome and with good imaginative and prescient, he might get or renew his driving licence.

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