P-hailing riders struggle to make ends meet post-Covid curbs

Alfian Z.M. Tahir Ravin Palanisamy

P-hailing riders say there is no regulatory body overseeing the fare rates, which means companies have absolute control in dictating fares. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, September 19, 2023.

IN the last three years, when Malaysians were mostly housebound due pandemic curbs, food delivery riders used to earn anything from RM5,000 to RM6,000 a month.

Fast-forward to 2023, many p-hailing riders have now switched jobs due to a reduction in fare rates, although some are still hanging on because of a lack of job opportunities.

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