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Thousands return their taxis after business dwindles

AFTER 20 odd years working as a taxi driver in the Klang Valley, Kamal Mohd Kadir did the unthinkable two weeks ago.


Break the law, lose your vehicle

EXCLUSIVE: The escalating cost of living is prompting ordinary folk to drive for ride-sharing services to earn some extra income, but many do not realise the risks involved if they get caught.


Paying dearly for illegal taxi service

SEVEN illegal hired car drivers, who were in the midst of picking up passengers at the Penang International Airport and Batu Ferringhi, ended up having their vehicles seized by the authorities.


‘Kereta sapu’ driver unable to pay fine, gets five months’ jail

KUALA LUMPUR: Illegal taxi (kereta sapu) driver Liow Tuck Meng has been sentenced to five months in jail after he could not raise the RM2,500 to pay his fine.


Weeding out illegal taxis

KOTA KINABALU: City police have begun a crackdown against illegal taxi operators more popularly known as “kereta sapu” operating within the state capital.

One Man's Meat

An Uber-exciting year ahead for all

The writer might not realise his wish to be an Uber driver, but he could yet get to visit some faraway places that are actually nearby.


Taxi drivers are nation’s ambassadors

NOT many people know this but once upon a time, I actually drove an illegal taxi. My stint as an unlicensed cabbie (called kereta sapu then) lasted about six months in 1997, helping me make ends meet with about RM900 per month.


ICAO acts on real-time aviation tracking system proposal

KUALA LUMPUR: The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has responded favourably to Malaysia’s proposal for a real-time global tracking system for commercial aircraft.