For people who only travel infrequently overseas, this new move to make passports cheaper is certainly great news. People who accompany their children studying abroad and those going to Mecca for the haj or would identify with this.
The new rate is RM100 instead of RM300. Named the Alternative International Malaysian Passport, it is valid for two years instead of the usual five that costs RM300 for a 32-page passpost, RM600 for a 64-page passport.
Apparently, the move to produce an alternative passport is due to complaints from those who seldom travelled abroad that they were forced to pay a hefty sum for a passport.
Also availability of low-fare airline flights and various affordable holiday packages encourage more Malaysians to travel now.
Great news, yes?
Source: The Star.. Infrequent travellers can opt for cheaper passports