Loke: E-hailing won't be banned, but regulated to ensure fairness for taxis too

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  • Wednesday, 27 Jun 2018

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PUTRAJAYA: The Government will not ban e-hailing (or e-taxi) services, despite calls from several quarters particularly taxi driver groups.

Transport Minister Anthony Loke (pic) said the government is committed to ensure there is a “level-playing field” for both sides, and that e-hailing services will be regulated.

“In today's Cabinet meeting, the Prime Minister (Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad) called on the Transport Ministry to look into ensuring there is a level playing field for taxis and e-hailing services.

“I will be meeting with SPAD (Land Public Transport Commission) this evening and ask the commission to come up with a proposal on this.

“The government's position is that e-hailing services such as Grab will not be banned, but they will be regulated,” said Loke at a press conference after chairing his ministry's post-cabinet meeting.

Loke said he hopes an announcement on the way forward for e-hailing services and the taxi industry can be made in mid-July.

“I hope taxi groups who have voiced out their concerns on e-hailing services can be patient, and I assure them that an announcement on this will be made soon,” said Loke.

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