Perak e-hailing drivers upset over high charge for PSV licence

In Perak, e-hailing drivers are charged up to RM200 for the public service vehicle licence.

IPOH: E-hailing drivers in Perak have urged the government to standardise the cost of the public service vehicle (PSV) licence and the insurance payment scheme due to different rates set by regions and states.

One of the drivers, Ramli Ahmad Razali, 50, said the PSV licence in Kuala Lumpur costs RM80 to RM90 while in Tanjung Malim, the drivers are charged RM130.

“In some areas in Perak, they are charged up to RM200.

“Why is the licence in Perak more expensive compared to Kuala Lumpur?” he said after a peaceful assembly attended by about 50 e-hailing drivers at the Perak Stadium compound here today.

In November last year, Transport Minister Loke Siew Fook said all e-hailing drivers must register for the PSV licence, similar to other taxi drivers, from January this year.

Loke said drivers were given until July 12 this year to obtain their PSV licence and attend a course.

“After July 12, we will start enforcing the new regulations as all e-hailing drivers must have PSV registration, licence and insurance.

“Vehicles which are older than three years will need to undergo Puspakom inspection,” he said.