KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The Pakatan Harapan government did not neglect the welfare of taxi drivers and operators and has in fact provided the appropriate assistance no less than the previous government, says Datuk Kamaruddin Jaafar.
The Deputy Transport Minister said if there was any measure or decision of the government considered not so beneficial to the group, there will be efforts to resolve it.
"When considering the operation of e-hailing, we would also ensure the welfare of taxi drivers and operators is not affected or neglected.
"But we cannot deny that with Grab, there will be more e-hailing taxis and it has improved service for the people as it is easier to use,” he said when met at a Jalinan Kasih Ramadan programme here Sunday (May 26).
He was commenting on a portal report that quoted Big Blue Taxi Facilities Sdn Bhd advisor, Shamsubahrin Ismail, as saying that taxi drivers were disappointed with the Pakatan government for failing to look after their welfare one year after taking over Putrajaya.
Kamaruddin, who is also Bandar Tun Razak MP, said the government has imposed stringent conditions on e-hailing operators which showed the government is firm in enforcing the law.
He added that it showed the Pakatan government did not give any advantage to e-hailing operators compared with taxi drivers and operators. - Bernama
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