Transport Ministry to conduct study into issues faced by e-hailing industry, says Dr Wee


PETALING JAYA: The Transport Ministry will be conducting a detailed study into the challenges faced by the e-hailing industry due to the Covid-19 pandemic, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.

The minister said he has met with top management of e-hailing operator MyCar to discuss issues faced by the industry.

“I listened to a briefing by the management of MyCar, a company in the e-hailing industry, which provides an e-commerce platform, as well as online food and item delivery service, ” he said in a Facebook post on Friday (June 12).

Dr Wee said he had met with the company's founder Mohd Noah Maideen, general manager Khairubi Mahmad and business development head Shamsul Kamal earlier on Friday.

“A few issues were raised in this meeting, including the challenges faced by the e-hailing sector in a difficult time due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and other problems that are being faced by e-hailing drivers.

“I have instructed an agency under the Transport Ministry, which is the Land Public Transport Agency (APAD), to conduct a study and prepare a detailed report so that effective measures can be implemented immediately.

“This is to ensure that this sector can develop well, seeing that this industry is one of the sectors that can grow rapidly, provide job opportunities and contribute positively to the country’s economy, ” he said.

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