Tag Archives: Uber

July 27

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. 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 […]

October 07

Buck up and quit taxing around

VOICES of protest among taxi drivers in Malaysia against Uber and GrabCar seem like a never ending issue. Taxi drivers claim their income have been significantly affected by services available at Uber and GrabCar. They continuously threaten to stage strikes across cities and block roads. Jason Chin laments: Why are alternative transport services like Uber […]

August 24

Changing times for cabbies

Malaysia’s taxi drivers are slowly leaving the industry, blaming growing costs and the falling share of passengers. An unknown number of cabbies are said to have signed up with ridesharing services such as Uber and GrabCar, with Uber claiming that 20% of its weekly sign-ups today were from taxi drivers. “Based on (the) last quarter, […]