Wee: E-hailing licences can be revoked if price infringements found

Wee: E-hailing licences can be revoked if price infringements found
Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong says there are formulas in place for e-hailing drivers to comply in setting their fares. – NSTP file pic

Wee: E-hailing licences can be revoked if price infringements found

KUALA LUMPUR: Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong said the Land Public Transport Agency (APAD) has been instructed to investigate the price surge of e-hailing rides.

He said excuses such as the imbalance of demand and supplies, as well as the lack of drivers, were unacceptable.

“It’s not a good excuse to say that you (e-hailing operators) have increased the price because of a lack of drivers. Even if that is the case, then that is your problem to find more drivers and not the ministry.

“It is also not a good excuse to say that’s the reason for the price surge. This is why APAD has been instructed to investigate the cause of these price surges.





“Please do not push us (the ministry) to regulate e-hailing companies, as I do not want to go to the extent of having to disturb the gig economy.

“If there’s an element of infringement found through the ongoing investigation, we won’t hesitate to revoke their licenses,” he told a press conference today.

Wee: E-hailing licences can be revoked if price infringements found
Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong speaking to reporters in Putrajaya today.- NSTP/MOHD FADLI HAMZAH

Wee also said there were formulas in place for e-hailing drivers to comply in setting their fares.

“Taxi base fares start from RM1.25 per kilometre, while e-hailing operators’ base fare start from 70 to 90 sen for the same distance.

“The difference is that e-hailing drivers are allowed to charge surcharges in their fares, not more than 200 per cent, in which they have to also consider the demands and dynamic pricing. This is the formula set for them and taxi drivers.





“This is part of the leeway given to them, apart from also allowing them to organise their courses for their drivers to obtain the public service vehicle (PSV) licence at their own offices.

“And I also hope for these e-hailing operators can understand that it is their responsibility to answer to the public regarding this, as this is not our responsibility to answer for them,” he said.

It was reported on May 22 that the Transport Ministry had demanded for e-hailing companies explain the reasons behind their price surge.

More e-hailing drivers expected, says Wee after fare spike





Wee: E-hailing licences can be revoked if price infringements found


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