E-hailing apps warn of higher fares, longer wait for rides after July 12


Ragananthini Vethasalam

Of some 165,000 e-hailing drivers in Malaysia, only 16,000 have signed up for the PSV test, and of that, only 10,151 have passed. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, July 4, 2019.

FARES and waiting time for e-hailing services will increase as the number of drivers shrinks when the requirement for a public service vehicle (PSV) licence comes into effect on July 12, said operators.

Of some 165,000 e-hailing drivers in Malaysia, only 16,000 have signed up for the PSV test, and of that, only 10,151 have passed


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  • Anthony Loke screwed up and single handedly increase the living cost and inconvenience to the rakyat. He should be sacked.

    Posted 3 years ago by Butter Scotch

    • I disagree. Market forces will determine the pricing and this is better regulation of the drivers. Keeps the users safe as drivers will be regulated.

      Posted 3 years ago by Gerald Lau

    • Ya... blame the authority for everything. I wonder if you blame the Health Minister if you get constipated and can't pass motion. Pfffttt....

      Posted 3 years ago by Alex Lim

  • Time to exercise the legs more, take buses and use MRT/LRT. Warning of fare hikes in times like these shows that the companies are not proactive and still dreaming of the times of handouts. Market is tough, disposable income is low, so if you know how to put 2 and 2 together, you will benefit while your competition will suffer.

    Posted 3 years ago by Alex Lim