Reports by JOSEPH KAOS Jr, ALLISON LAI, CLARISSA CHUNG, NATASHA JOIBI and ILI AQILAH
KOTA KINABALU: The Road Transport Department (JPJ) will take action against e-hailing drivers if they fail to abide by a new ruling barring them from waiting for ride bookings at the Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA).
The ruling, effective yesterday, requires e-hailing drivers to instead wait at a reserved staging area in Terminal 2 if they want to receive bookings from passengers at KKIA, located 6km away.
Sabah JPJ director Sadim Abdul said those who failed to comply with the new rule could be served with a summons ranging from RM150 to RM300.
Only three e-hailing operators are currently recognised by the Sabah Commercial Vehicle Licensing Board (LPKP), namely Grab, MyCar and Borride.
“Drivers must obtain a Public Service Vehicle (PSV) licence and display the e-hailing stickers on their cars.
“They are not allowed to pick up passengers from KKIA if they fail to display the stickers, and will be issued with a summons,” Sadim told reporters.