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State executive councillor Mohd Khairuddin Othman with Selangor State Sports Council executive director Mohamad Nizam Marjugi (right) converse with a p-hailing rider during a Roda Darul Ehsan Initiative (RiDE) event at Dewan MBSA Seri Pagi in Paya Jaras, Sungai Buloh, on August 15, 2021. — Picture by HAFIZ OTHMAN/SELANGORKINI

3,800 p-hailing riders to benefit from RiDE initiaitve

By Zareef Muzammil

SHAH ALAM, May 13 — Some 3,800 p-hailing (food delivery) riders in Selangor will be benefiting from the Roda Darul Ehsan (RiDE) initiative in July.

State executive councillor for youth development Mohd Khairuddin Othman said the riders would receive a subsidy for motorcycle licence, training and the Social Security Organisation (Socso) contribution.

“Apart from handing out contributions, we want to ensure they own an insurance coverage either from Socso or others because their safety is our main concern.

“Currently, most of the riders are not exposed to the specific road laws, similar to traders who run their business by the roadside and with no assurance (safety),” he said when met after the launch of the Selangor Mega Job Fair and, here yesterday.

The event was launched by Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari at the University of Selangor (Unisel).

On March 17, Mohd Khairuddin said that p-hailing riders in Selangor would participate in a safety training series to increase their awareness of road safety.

He said the training is offered under the RiDE initiative to protect the riders who contribute to the state’s economy.

The 2022 Selangor Budget had also allocated RM2 million to continue the RiDE initiative following a great response from the youth p-hailing riders.

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