We have the option to either pay for 2 years or 5 years validity. As known to all, the passport need to have not less than 6 months to be able to travel.

For Malaysians, if we renew our passports for 2 years, the remaining 6 months cannot be carried forward into the validity period. We are only allowed to carry the remaining 6 months if the previous passport validity period if we renew for 5 years.

My question is, why? Does this mean that the fee paid for renewal of passports valid for 2 years is actually fee for 11/2 years?