Authorities ordered to probe e-hailing operator

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  • Sunday, 20 Sep 2020

Minister of Transport Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong

PETALING JAYA: The Transport Ministry has directed two authorities to investigate an e-hailing operator in Sandakan for flouting the rules.

Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong said he was made to understand that the e-hailing operator had not been complying with regulations set by the government.

“I would like to stress that all e-hailing drivers need a valid vocational driving licence.

“I have instructed the JPJ and CVLB in Sabah to conduct an investigation immediately.

“Any parties that go against the rules can face action, ” he said in a Facebook posting yesterday.

Dr Wee, who had a dialogue session with about 30 e-hailing drivers in Sandakan on Friday, said he was open and ready to listen to any views or complaints from e-hailing drivers, especially on matters involving their welfare.

During the dialogue, Dr Wee said many e-hailing drivers voiced their difficulties in dealing with the Road Transport Department (JPJ) and Commercial Vehicle Licensing Board (CVLB) in the state over registration matters.

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

Dr Wee will also hold a dialogue with the Sabah Taxi Association to listen to grouses and suggestions.

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