No more postponement for e-hailing enforcement

Transport Minister Loke Siew Fook says the PSV licence requirement will be enforced as scheduled on Oct 12.

PUTRAJAYA: The transport ministry will not postpone the date to enforce regulations on e-hailing services as the three-month reprieve given to obtain the Public Service Vehicle (PSV) licence is adequate.

Speaking to reporters at his ministry here today, its minister Loke Siew Fook said those who have not obtained their PSV licence should register themselves for the test as soon as possible.

“There are five more weeks before the enforcement date (Oct 12). We have given e-hailing drivers adequate time to meet the conditions and I hope there would be no more complaints about not having enough notice and reminders,” he said.

Loke said the ministry is not putting any target on the total number of drivers required to obtain the PSV licence but so far, the number of candidates who have passed is more than 55,000 and they are full-time e-hailing drivers.

“Some e-hailing operators claimed there are more than 100,000 e-hailing drivers in the country but a large portion of them are working part-time or only getting registered for fun with the service,” he said.