2016 despite the rising pressure from Malaysia’s taxi companies.
Star Online, the general manager of Uber Malaysia, Leon Foong mentioned
this notion would benefit many to increase their incomes and decrease their
dependence on personal vehicles in this harsh economy.
far, though not all of them are active.
in terms of increasing incomes while serving people who need rides,” he
tells The Star Online.
opportunities in Malaysia to meet the economic challenges that Malaysians
face,” he said. “There are 7 million people living in the Klang Valley, so
we’re just getting started,” he added.
products this year to “maximise time and seat efficiency”.
ago but taxi drivers protest against the service as they claimed it affects
their livelihood as Uber usually charges their customers a lower fare than
regarding Uber’s legality as they do not pay taxes or licensing fees and those
opposed to Uber also argued that the unlicensed drivers may be a safety hazard
survey showed that 76.4% of 9,026 respondents preferred Uber and GrabCar over
regular taxis in the country.
filed an application for a court injunction at the High Court in Kuala Lumpur
to stop the government’s alleged plans to legalise Uber and GrabCar services.
drivers may be driven out of business if the government legalizes these
services as his members suffered a 60% drop in business ever since the
introduction of Uber and GrabCar.