Too many taxis spoil the industry


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  • Friday, 02 Sep 2016

I REFER to the report “Cabbies can register to be their own boss from next month” (The Star, Aug 31).

It is very convenient for Mohd Azharuddin Mat Sah, CEO of the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD), to blame taxi companies for the unsatisfactory state of the taxi industry. He should back up his facts with accurate data before making further comments on the taxi industry. We all know that the main problem in the industry today is the surplus of taxis on the road.

This simply means supply has been greater than the demand, causing the rental price to be very competitive. The current rental price for the Persona is in fact below RM60 with GST included. This price includes GST (6%), commercial insurance premium, road tax and other relevant fees. A good paymaster will be rewarded with a day or two days’ free rental.

By right, SPAD should focus on enforcing policy, not dictating how the business should be run.

IWAN

Gabungan Persatuan dan Syarikat-Syarikat Teksi Semenanjung Malaysia

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