Socso scheme for taxi, e-hailing drivers in Penang sees lukewarm response


Based on statistics from the Socso Penang secretariat office, only 1,100 out of 2,898 taxi and e-hailing drivers registered in the state have registered for SPS so far. – EPA pic, March 5, 2019.

THE grace period for the Social Security Organisation’s (Socso) Self-Employed Employment Injury Scheme (SPS) registration ends in less than three months, yet barely half of the taxi and e-hailing drivers in Penang have signed up for the mandatory scheme.

Based on statistics from the Socso Penang secretariat office, only 1,100 out of 2,898 taxi and e-hailing drivers registered in the state have registered for SPS so far.


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