Firstly, you can’t renew it overseas. Not at the Malaysian Embassy definitely, or the Malaysian Consulate.
The required procedure is:
i) You can only renew it back home, in Malaysia.
ii) Must one come home personally? I am yet unsure about this.
iii) Can one renew the license on our behalf? Also unsure.
iv) Supply 2 coloured photographs (passport size).
v) A RM150 renewal fee (for 1 year).
vi) Obviously a few forms have to be filled.
vii) Come home a little earlier before your license expires.
As for item (ii) and (iii), no affirmative answer could be given. The prerogative to permit another person to act on the owner’s behalf lies with the Department’s officers. It must also be noted that a “new” copy of the International Driving License will be issued.
Secondly, thinking about how difficult it is to renew our Malaysian International Driving License when it “expires”, the question asked is “Is it worthwhile to get it at all?”
What happens if your International License expires while you’re say in Australia or England? Then you obviously can’t drive.
At the end of the day, think about it carefully. The authorities should also contemplate about this problem seriously.
Anyway, I hope the lady succeeds in getting her license renewed.
So before you rush into getting your International Driving License, think over carefully too. How do you renew it?