Opponents of bike e-hailing claim service is not 'syariah-compliant'

  • Nation
  • Friday, 23 Aug 2019

PETALING JAYA: A PAS leader is among several people who claim that motorcycle ride-hailing service is "not syariah-compliant".

Kuala Nerus MP Datuk Dr Mohd Khairuddin Aman Razali said allowing men and women to sit closely behind one another was "not syariah-compliant".

He also said that riders and pillion riders would be exposed to the risk of sexual harassment.

He was responding to the Cabinet’s decision to, in principle, allowing motorcyle e-hailing service in Malaysia pending regulatory changes.

Apart from religious concerns, Mohd Khairuddin said motorcycle ride-hailing service also posed safety risk and was an environmental hazard.

"It would increase risk of fatality in accidents involving motorcycles.

"It will also pollute the air," he said, adding that it would undermine the quality of public transport services.

Selangor Mufti Datuk Mohd Tamyes Abd Wahid agreed that such a service was "not Islamic" in view of indecent seating position.

Big Blue Capital (M) Sdn Bhd group chief executive officer Datuk Shamsubahrin Ismail agreed it was not an "Islamic" mode of transportation.

"How can we let our mother, wife, sister or daughter sit so closely behind men," said the taxi operator on Friday (Aug 23).

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