Selangor Journal
Senior bike rider Arifin Saad, 60, places a customer’s food item carefully into his delivery bag with a row of other delivery service riders behind him, Shah Alam, on January 19, 2021. — Picture by BERNAMA

Land Public Transport Act will regulate manipulation, suppression by p-hailing service providers — MOT

KUALA LUMPUR, April 12 — The Land Public Transport (Amendment) Bill 2023 which was passed in Dewan Negara today will enable the Land Public Transport Agency (Apad) to regulate and overcome issues of manipulation and suppression by p-hailing service providers.

The Land Public Transport (Amendment) Bill 2023 was passed unanimously after nine senators had debated the bill, yesterday.

Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Hasbi Habibollah said the Land Public Transport Act 2010 (Act 715) was amended to provide for government decisions involving the regulation of goods vehicle services, including the use of motorbikes through p-hailing services.

“We are aware of the issue of manipulation of p-hailing workers’ income and this is also why the government decided to regulate this industry. In future issues related will be regulated by Apad,” he said during the winding up on behalf of the Transport Ministry in Dewan Negara yesterday.

At the sitting yesterday, the Dewan Negara also passed the Commercial Vehicle Licensing Board (Amendment) Bill 2023 which aims to, among other things, provide for p-hailing vehicles as goods vehicles that are subject to an intermediary business license.

Hasbi, during the winding up, said the ministry, together with the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (Miros), had drawn up a draft curriculum or learning syllabus for p-hailing riders to obtain a vocational license.

“One of the main scopes that will be included is understanding the difference in risk as a sender compared to a normal user,” he added.

He said the course can be offered by driving institutes and p-hailing service providers but will be fully monitored and regulated by the JPJ.

— Bernama

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