Saturday, 2 April 2016 | BY JOSEPH KAOS JR
PUTRAJAYA: The Road Transport Department (JPJ) will leave it to the Government to find a solution to the spat between taxi operators and ride-hailing app providers like Uber and GrabCar.
Its director-general Datuk Seri Ismail Ahmad said at present, there was no policy to allow JPJ to take any action against Uber or GrabCar.
“The Government is currently studying this matter and has not come out with a solution yet. The Prime Minister has also given an assurance that whatever decision the Government comes up with, it will consider the interests of all parties, including consumers and taxi drivers.
“We will leave it to the Government to come up with the solution on whether these services will be allowed or not. And if it is allowed, how it is going to be implemented.
Earlier, Ismail launched the logo of the 70th JPJ Day celebrations as well as a guidebook on vehicle modifications, which will be distributed to the public by May.
On Thursday, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the Government would announce a “just and fair” solution and policy on the Uber and GrabCar issue soon.
This came after taxi drivers staged a protest in Kuala Lumpur against Uber and GrabCar on Tuesday, causing a traffic standstill in the city centre.
Taxi groups are accusing the Land Public Transport Commission of not taking action against private car-hire services in Malaysia, claiming that their livelihoods have been affected.
Resources : http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2016/04/02/jpj-up-to-govt-to-resolve-uber-and-grabcar-issue/