No more postponement for e-hailing enforcement
The Transport Ministry will not be postponing the date to start enforcing regulations on e-hailing services, as the three-month reprieve given to obtain the public service vehicle (PSV) licence is adequate.
Speaking to reporters at a press conference in Putrajaya today, Transport Minister Anthony Loke said those who have not registered for PSV licence tests should do so as soon as possible.
“There are five more weeks before the enforcement date (Oct 12) starts, and we have given e-hailing drivers adequate time to meet the conditions.
"I hope there would be no more complaints about not having enough notice and reminder,” he said.
Loke said the ministry is not putting any target on the total number of drivers required to obtain PSV licence, but so far more than 55,000 candidates have passed and are full-time e-hailing drivers.
“Some e-hailing operators claimed there were more than 100,000 e-hailing drivers in the country, but a large portion of them are working part-time or only getting registered for fun with the service,” he said.