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Uber, Grab now legal in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: E-hailing services such as Uber and Grab have now been legalised after the Land Public Transport (Amendment) Bill 2017 was passed in the Dewan Rakyat today.
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri said e-hailing services as well as conventional taxis would be supervised by the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD).
“All rules and regulations imposed on conventional taxis will be applied to the e-hailing drivers as well and this includes regulations on medical check-ups, periodic vehicle inspections, insurance requirements and drivers’ identification card,” she said y.
She added that e-hailing service providers should be responsible in providing car insurance to the drivers, which also includes insurance coverage for its consumers.
Nancy also stated that all complaints regarding e-hailing services can now be directed to SPAD and the body will take actions accordingly.

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