Government may legalise Uber, Grabcar


The Government is considering the legalisation of ridesharing apps Uber and Grabcar, on the condition they abide to certain guidelines. Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Abdul Aziz Kaprawi said a workshop would be held involving the Ministry and the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) to discuss and achieve a solution before an official announcement is made. Among the proposed rules were for the driver to obtain a public service vehicle (PSV) license, their cars to be regularly inspected by Puspakom, and to obtain insurance coverage to protect their passengers. "The Government will take into consideration the views of all parties, especially those who see Uber and Grabcar as convenient to ride. It is unfair to stop it from operating," he told the Malay daily.

> Man found dead in hotel swimming pool

A 33-year-old man on holiday with his family was found dead in a swimming pool at a hotel in Kuala Lumpur. The victim, Chen Zhi Qiang from Johor, was believed to have gone to the pool on his own. His body was found by a hotel guest at about 12.30pm on Wednesday. Chen's body had been sent for post-mortem, it reported.

> Faye Wong and Nicholas Tse possibly tying the knot

There is speculation that Canto-pop queen Faye Wong is getting married to artiste Nicholas Tse in Dali, China in January. A employee of a wedding planning company, claimed that the couple had appointed the company to handle their wedding ceremony. When contacted, Tse's manager said it was not true. Tse, 34, who has two sons with Hong Kong actress Cecilia Cheung, got involved with the 45-year-old Wong last September. Wong has two daughters from her previous marriages – Jingtong, 18, by first husband, musician Dou Wei, and Yan, seven, by actor-turned-businessman Li Yapeng.

> Man robbed of cash bag containing RM89,000

A property salesman in Johor Baru lost a bag containing RM89,000 to two men on a motorcycle at a petrol station here. The 28-year-old was pumping air into his tyres when the incident took place, said Johor Baru Utara police chief Asst Comm Mohd Taib Ahmad. "The suspects grabbed the bag filled with RM89,000 cash that was placed on the floor of the front passenger seat and took off," he said. The CCTV did not capture the crime as the camera was not facing the air pump. The victim was unhurt in the incident, but has to repay the company.


   

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