Ministry to study memorandum from riders

KUALA LUMPUR: Representatives from ehailing giant Grab will be called up to explain the declining rate for delivery riders, says Transport Minister Anthony Loke.

This was after a group of delivery riders submitted a memorandum to his ministry on Friday, expressing their dissatisfaction at the new delivery rates of RM4 and RM4.50.

They also called for Putrajaya to intervene and reinstate the delivery rate to RM5.

“We will study the memorandum and discuss it with the related ministries. Grab representatives will be called up to explain,” Loke told reporters here yesterday after a walkabout at the Bandaraya LRT station.

On the light aircraft crash in Kapar, Klang on Feb 13, he said statements on the matter will be issued by the Transport Ministry’s Air Accident Investigation Bureau.

Loke was responding to a report that the plane in the ill-fated crash, which killed both people on board, was supposed to be grounded.

Blackshape, which manufactures the Gabriel BK160TR aircraft involved, said that a “no fly-order” on the plane was issued by the company on Oct 25, 2023.

“This absolute no-fly order originated from the impossibility of verifying the condition of use and maintenance of the aircraft,” the Italy-based company was quoted as saying.

The bodies of the two victims – pilot Daniel Yee Hsiang Khoon, 30, and passenger Roshaan Singh Rania, 42 – were recovered at about 8pm on Tuesday, some six hours after the crash at about 1.50pm.

Yee was from Penang while Roshaan Singh was from Johor.

The aircraft took off from the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Subang before crashing some 40km east at Kampung Tok Muda, Kapar.

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