New Straits Times

‘Let foreigners rent and ride big bikes’


KUALA LUMPUR: The Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry will propose to the Transport Ministry to issue special permits to foreign tourists who want to rent and ride high-powered motorcycle­s. Ministry secretary-general Datuk Isham Ishak said foreign tourists were not allowed to rent and ride high-powered motorcycle­s even though they had the licence. “Perhaps with this initiative, we can help foreign bikers come to Malaysia to rent motorcycle­s and ride here, especially in the east coast and Borneo.” Isham was speaking at an event to stick the “Visit Truly Asia Malaysia 2020” logo stickers on high-powered motorcycle­s, organised by Motac and the DZ Big Bikes Club here yesterday. DZ Big Bikes Club president Datuk Zailan Mohamed said the move would boost the tourism industry.

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