Nancy: Decision to ban Dego Ride not final (Updated)

20 Feb 2017 / 14:53 H.

KUALA LUMPUR: A new twist has come up in the Dego issue with Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri saying there is no decision to ban the motorcycle taxi service provider.
She said there is nothing official on the ban from the Cabinet and there are no laws to regulate any e-hailing services.
"The government does not wish to jump the gun over the ban too fast as it involved lots of people, hence, prior to coming to a finalised decision, a proper study on the demand and market force for the service is needed.
"This is to ensure the government's decision would not look like we are trying to contain the B40's creativity and innovation," Nancy told reporters after launching the Express Bus Transformation Lab today.
Nancy said if there is a demand for the service to continue, then they would consider how to incorporate the service with the existing laws just like how the government does with other e-hailing service provider, Uber and Grab.
She maintained that it is too premature for the government to state its stand on this.
Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai announced last Wednesday that the Cabinet has agreed with the ministry to ban Dego Ride due to safety concerns.
He was quoted saying that they did not want to create another road safety risk by legalising this type of service.

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