Uber, Grab now legal in Malaysia

E-hailing services such as Uber and Grab have now been legalised after the Land Public Transport (Amendment) Bill 2017 was passed in the Dewan Rakyat today.

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Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri said e-hailing services as well as conventional taxis would be supervised by the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD).

“All rules and regulations imposed on conventional taxis will be applied to the e-hailing drivers as well and this includes regulations on medical check-ups, periodic vehicle inspections, insurance requirements and drivers’ identification card,” she said y.

She added that e-hailing service providers should be responsible in providing car insurance to the drivers, which also includes insurance coverage for its consumers.

Nancy also stated that all complaints regarding e-hailing services can now be directed to SPAD and the body will take actions accordingly.

 

Source:  https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2017/07/261374/uber-grab-now-legal-malaysia