Loke: E-hailing enforcement starting but will be lenient for now

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  • Saturday, 12 Oct 2019

NILAI (Bernama): The Transport Ministry will continue to fully enforce the e-hailing regulation starting Saturday (Oct 12), but has promised to be more lenient towards e-hailing drivers who are in the final process of obtaining their passenger service vehicle (PSV) licence.

"We have started enforcement, and like I said a few days ago, we are taking a gradual approach," said Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook on Saturday (Oct 12) after the official opening of Stesen KTM Komuter Nilai.

"We will still give them room as long as they have registered for their PSV examination or are taking steps to fulfil the requirements.

"We have no problems giving them leeway because there might be some processes that will take time to complete, ” Loke said.

He promised that enforcement would be done gradually, so e-hailing drivers need not worry that the authorities would mount a big operation against them.

"So it does not mean that the authorities will conduct checks from car to car and detain the drivers, ” he said.

Earlier this month, Road Transport Department (JPJ) Enforcement Division director Khairul Anuar Bachok had said that JPJ would take firm action against e-hailing drivers who did not meet the government's stipulated rules and regulations, once enforcement began.

From Oct 12, vehicles used for e-hailing services require, among other things, PSV licence, passenger insurance, e-hailing sticker and e-hailing vehicle permit (EVP) from APAD.

Initially, the deadline was July 12 but the Cabinet deferred it to Oct 12 to give more time for the drivers to fulfil the requirements. – Bernama

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