Hello again to all amateur radio in Malaysia.
Over past few eons we continue to hear conversations and arguments whether it is illegal to use our portable or mobile unit while driving. Well, one good soul, no not me, finally look up the relevant law. Below is extract of Road Traffic Rule 1959 regarding the subject (amended in 1996). Also note that Rules 17D, which talks about exemption, did not list any with respect to this topic. BTW, here's what ARRL (USA) has to say on the topic (January 2009)... PDF File
Rule 17A. Prohibition on the use of hand held telephone.
(1) No driver, whist driving a motor vehicle on a road, shall use, or attempt to use, a hand-held telephone or any other communication equipment unless it is used through a hand-free kit.
[Ins. P.U.(A) 378/1996]