Taxi drivers’ group Gabungan Teksi SeMalaysia (GTSM) today has urged the Ministry of Transport (MoT) and its minister Anthony Loke not to U-turn on the enforcing of the Public Service Vehicle (PSV) license regulation on e-hailing drivers, the Malay Mail reports. The new regulation was originally set to take effect today, 12 July 2019.

However, after a Cabinet meeting in Putrajaya earlier today, the transport minister announced that it was giving unlicensed e-hailing drivers another three months to facilitate training and the licensing process.

The GTSM president Kamarudin Mohd Hussain said backtracking on the decision is akin to “breaching the country’s sovereignty.”

Kamarudin stated that his organisation would not hesitate to hold another rally in the nation’s capital if the government went back on its word.

Although regulations were mandated last year, the application process for the vocational PSV licenses only kickstarted in April. To date, out of an estimated 200,000 e-hailing drivers on the road, only 10 percent have obtained PSV licenses.

With over 180,000 unlicensed drivers locked out of e-hailing systems, it would have caused major disruptions for passengers, drivers, e-hailing operators (EHOs), and businesses alike.

Header photo: Yusof Mat Isa | Malay Mail

MoT gives e-hailing drivers another three months

READ ALSO  MoT gives e-hailing drivers another three months

E-hailing drivers get a temporary reprieve and can breathe a sigh of relief. The Minister of Transport Anthony Loke announced …

Read more

Longer wait times, pricier rides expected as e-hailing regulations take effect 12 July

New e-hailing regulations come in to effect today, 12 July 2019. Although the regulations were mandated last year, the application …

Read more

Anthony Loke presents PSV licenses to OKU e-hailing drivers

At a special ceremony hosted at the Grab Malaysia HQ, Petaling Jaya on Tuesday, Minister of Transport Anthony Loke presented …

Read more


  • Designer. Writer. Webhead. Tech geek. Twitter-addict. Apple. Animal lover. Steve Jobs groupie. Petrolhead. BMW. Porsche. Alfisti. Chelsea FC.

  • Show Comments (0)

You May Also Like

iflix Azran Osman-Rani

iflix is one year old, here’s to more great things to come

iflix. 365 days ago, nobody knew what it was and what it meant. What ...

Grab Anthony Tan

Grab hits 3 billion rides

Grab has hit its 3 billionth ride. Regardless if you’re a driver-partner and passenger, ...

Instagram new logo

New Instagram logo loses retro look, rainbow lives on as a gradient

  Everyone’s favourite social photo-sharing app now has a new look. Instagram’s much-loved retro ...

Apple CarPlay TIDAL

You can now stream HD audio via TIDAL on Apple CarPlay

Audiophiles rejoice. Everyone’s favourite high-quality audio streaming service TIDAL, has just added support for ...

Proton X70

PROTON launches first SUV, starting price under MYR100K

After months of teasing and sneak peaks, PROTON today unravelled the much-anticipated Proton X70 ...

Proton X70

Last chance to book the Proton X70 SUV for MYR99

PROTON’s first ever sport utility vehicle (SUV) and most technologically-advanced vehicle to date is ...