MCA Youth chief chides ministers over safety


PETALING JAYA: The Federal Government should concentrate on improving public transport rather than allowing the entry of motorcycle e-hailing services, says MCA Youth chairman Nicole Wong.

She said until now, the e-hailing service for private cars in Malaysia remained in disarray, which showed the government’s inability to resolve problems.

“Once motorcycle e-hailing services enter the fray, it will undoubtedly exacerbate the existing issues in the convoluted transport framework, or even add to the death toll,” she said in a statement yesterday.

She said in the past, the government had decided against motorcycle-sharing services to put road safety first, considering motorcycles remain on top of the list for vehicle accidents and mortality rates.

“However, Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman and Transport Minister Anthony Loke seem oblivious to these facts, and instead regard positively the proposal for Indonesian-based motorcycle e-hailing service Gojek to operate in Malaysia.

“It would appear that both ministers have missed the forest for the trees, as their effort to woo a small group of people potentially puts public safety at risk,” she said.

Wong said the ministers should instead give priority to the improvement of the existing public transport services and infrastructure.

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