Tour bus operators indebted to credit companies face ruin

Khoo Gek San

The fleet of tour bus operator Chai Kok Sing sits idle in Cameron Highlands as he waits for creditors to come and begin towing buses away to recover debts. – The Malaysian Insight pic, July 6, 2021.

TOUR bus operators with loans to repay for their vehicles are caught between what they feel is an unfair relief scheme and having their buses towed away by creditors.

The tourism industry sub-sector has had almost zero income for more than a year due to movement restrictions to curb the Covid-19 pandemic, yet operators still have to repay their loans from credit companies for their vehicles, said Steven Chong, who represents a group of tour bus operators on the peninsula.

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