Wee orders probe into Sandakan e-hailing operator over non-compliance

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  • Saturday, 19 Sep 2020

PETALING JAYA: Two agencies have been directed to investigate an e-hailing operator for flouting the rules, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong (pic).

The Transport Minister said he was made to understand that the e-hailing operator in Sandakan had not been complying with the regulation set by the government.

"I would like to stress that all e-hailing drivers need a valid vocational driving licence (PSV).

"I have instructed the Road Transport Department (JPJ) and Commercial Vehicle Licensing Board (CVLB) in Sabah to conduct an investigation immediately.

"Any parties that go against the rules can face action," he said in a Facebook post on Saturday (Sept 19).

Dr Wee said he had a dialogue session with about 30 e-hailing drivers in Sandakan on Friday (Sept 18).

The Ayer Hitam MP said he was open and ready to listen to any views or complaints from e-hailing drivers, especially concerning their welfare.

During the dialogue,he said many e-hailing drivers aired their difficulties while dealing with JPJ and CVLB in the state regarding registration.

"I will instruct the ministry to streamline the records of Sabah CVLB together with JPJ to make it easier," he added.

He said he would also have a dialogue session with the Sabah Taxi Association to listen to their grouses and suggestions.

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