Move to legalise e-hailing service good for drivers: Grab Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: The government's move to legalise e-hailing service would be good for the drivers, said Grab Malaysia Country Head, Sean Goh.

He said although the legalisation of the service would take some time, the industry was not in hurry to get it done.

"We are actually more concerned about ensuring that the regulations are good and beneficial for everyone," he told reporters after the launch of 'OpenTraffic Platform' here today.

The laws have been tabled in Parliament to regulate e-hailing services while protecting the drivers from being harassed and assaulted in the future.

It was reported that the government is seeking to introduce an intermediation business licence, following amendments to the Commercial Vehicles Licensing Board Act 1987 and the Land Public Transport Act 2010, to legalise e-hailing service as a public vehicle. — Bernama