Uber and Grabcar could be legalised in Malaysia soon

Uber and Grabcar could be legalised in Malaysia soon

Prime Minister Najib Razak stated that Malaysian should work harder and take up more jobs, such as become an e-hailing drivers. Now, the government starts to protect the Uber And Grabcar drivers from being assaulted.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Nancy Shukri in Parliament tabled the new amendments to Commercial Vehicles Licensing Board Act (CVLB).

Since e-hailing vehicle is a motor vehicle with a seating capacity of 4 to 11 persons, the motorcycle taxi service provider like Dego Ride is excluded from amendments to became legalise e-hailing services.

Under the bill, the e-hailing vehicle is classified as a public vehicles. So, the e-hailing drivers are needed to acquire a licence and comply with conditions set by CVLB.

Those who fail to comply with the conditions set by CVLB could face a fine of not less than RM1,000 and not more than RM200,000, a maximum two-year jail term, or both.

Under Section 26A (1) of the act, it will be compulsory for a company operating e-hailing services to have an intermediation business licence and comply with the conditions set by CVLB.

These include the type of service provided, measures to safeguard the safety and security of passengers and standard of performance to be complied with by the e-hailing companies.

An individual providing e-hailing services operating without an intermediation business licence can be fined up to RM500,000, jailed up to three years or both upon conviction.