Cabinet okays Uber and Grab…

Taximen protest against SPAD, Uber & GrabCar on 18 November 2015

Star video: Frustrated cabbies target GrabCar and Uber cars. October 2015.

Did 50 taxidrivers attack 1 Uber driver and his 2 passengers?

14 August 2016

Next week may be the BEST week ever for Uber and Grab car drivers!

Cabbies threaten weeklong strike over green light for Uber, Grab

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 — Taxi drivers will protest for six consecutive days over the Land Public Transport Commission’s (SPAD) move to legalise ride-sharing services of Uber and Grab, Malaysian Taxi Drivers’ Transformation Association (Pers1m) warned.

Its president, Kamaruddin Mohd Hussain, also said that taxi drivers are unhappy that the Cabinet has decided to allow the transport regulator to embrace the two services that they claim have already hurt their business.

“The date (of the protest) has yet to be determined but it will take place,” Kamaruddin was quoted as saying by the New Sunday Times. “Tension between taxi drivers and the ride-hailing services continues to escalate.”

“The goal of the strike is to show the government that the taxi industry is suffering because of the unfair playing field,” he added.

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13 August 2016

Big Blue Taxi to support if Uber, Grab services legalised


Big Blue Taxi Services is set to support new party Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) if Uber and Grab car services are legalised.

“This approval (is a) no-go for me. For the taxi industry, (it is a) no-go. We will fight all the way.

“We’ll make sure that if Uber is legalised by the end of this year, we will give our 100 percent support (to) the new party, Bersatu,” said Big Blue Taxi Services founder Shamsubahrin Ismail in a press conference according to a video by KiniTV today.

He added that they would lend their support to the party’s pro-tem president Muhyiddin Yassin and also expressed hope that Muhyiddin would “support and transform” the taxi industry.

The businessman hit out at SPAD for being “so lazy and stupid”.

“Because they are so stupid, they make the cabinet look so brainless,” said Shamsubahrin, claiming that he had never witnessed transformation efforts in relation to the taxi industry from the commission.

11 August 2016

Cabinet gives approval for Uber, Grab

August 11, 2016

Land Public Transport Commission get nod from Government to legalise popular ride-sharing services and revamp taxi industry.


PETALING JAYA: The Cabinet has given the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) the go-ahead to regulate Uber and Grab.

With the decision, made yesterday at the weekly Cabinet meeting, the ride-sharing services would be officially part of the public transport landscape in the various cities where they already operate.

Aside from regulating the ride sharing services, the proposal from SPAD presented to the Cabinet yesterday included revamping the existing taxi services in the country, The Sun reported.

The presentation by SPAD chief executive officer Mohd Azharuddin Mat Sah covered 11 initiatives, one of which was to improve the Teksi 1Malaysia (TEKS1M) model, streamline the budget cabs fleet and a suggestion for a special fund for new taxi vehicles, the report said.

Another step forward for the taxi industry proposed was the move to issue taxi permits to individuals, especially existing taxi drivers who have a good and clean track record.

The existing taxi companies will remain, but SPAD hopes to implement a new mechanism to help these companies improve on their operations and services.

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