YAYASAN Wilayah Persekutuan (YWP) is considering paying taxi drivers' Self-Employment Social Security Scheme contribution for 2019.
YWP chairman Khalid Samad, who is also the Federal Territories Minister said they understood the plight of taxi drivers as their income was badly affected with the rise of e-hailing services.
“The sum is about RM17 per month, and with about 10,000 taxi drivers in the Federal Territories. We estimate the cost to be about RM1.2mil or RM1.3mil.
“I have asked YWP chief executive officer Zaizalnizam Zainun to contact Gabungan Taxi SeMalaysia (GTSM) for the exact number of taxi driver who would need assistance.
Taxi driver can contact GTSM to be included in the recipient list.
“This would be a one-off payment to help then get through the year.
"The taxi drivers can also at the feasibility of continuing their services or look for other job opportunities,” he said at a press conference at Wisma YWP in Jalan Raja Abdullah, Kuala Lumpur.