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Govt to ensure e-hailing fares stay reasonable

Transport Minister Loke Siew Fook says his ministry will work closely with e-hailing operators and the Land Public Transport Agency to ensure fares don’t go up after July 12.

Chechen women go places with female-only taxi service

Chechen taxi company Mekhkari, which means "girls" in Chechen, caters exclusively to women who prefer riding with female drivers, who were hard to find in the capital Grozny.

Green turtle makes 215km dash by taxi to seek treatment in...

Resort owners foot RM350 taxi fare to send the turtle from Kudat to the YTL Gaya Island Resort marine centre for urgent treatment to save its life.

‘New tinting rules pose danger to taxi drivers’

Big Blue Taxi boss Shamsubahrin Ismail says lifting restrictions on the darkness of tints for the rear windows and windscreen also puts the safety of passengers at risk.

Uber agrees to pay VAT in Egypt

CAIRO: Uber has agreed to pay value-added tax on its services in Egypt, Egyptian officials said on Monday, a move that may help resolve...

Singapore proposes stricter rules for ride-hailing operators 

Ride-hailing services will be under stricter regulation for the safety of its passengers.

Desperate cabbies turn to Najib over threat posed by e-hailing service

The former PM promises to highlight their problems despite being out of the government now.

Grab appeals Vietnamese court ruling in taxi company dispute

The 18-month-long legal battle between the two companies is a rare case of a taxi firm suing a ride-hailing rival over lost revenue.

Adopt e-hailing to survive, Loke tells taxi drivers

Transport Minister Loke Siew Fook says taxi drivers must not see e-hailing services as a threat.

5 dead, 31 injured in Hong Kong bus crash

A man and two women were declared dead at the scene and two died in hospital.

Unlicensed e-hailing drivers will be penalised after July

Transport Minister Loke Siew Fook says they may be issued summonses.

There will be no protest until Jan 1, says Big Blue...

This followed an assurance by Transport Minister Loke Siew Fook that e-hailing drivers will also be required to obtain a Public Service Vehicle (PSV) licence starting January 1.

Taxi drivers warned not to violate Peaceful Assembly Act

Police issue warning following a rally planned for next Wednesday by taxi drivers objecting to the e-hailing service.

Grab: Our service doesn’t affect cabbies’ income

It says more taxis are using its e-hailing service and earning as much as RM4,000 a month.

Driverless hover-taxis to take off in Singapore

The hover-taxis will complement helicopter-hailing services which are already taking off in some cities to beat traffic jams.

Ex-Utusan chief sad to see paper’s ‘dark future’

Zainuddin Maidin says he does not see the paper coming out of its present financial crisis.

E-hailing, taxi drivers must register with Socso from Nov 1

Human resources ministry is proposing that drivers show proof they are contributing to sceheme when renewing their licence.

Putrajaya’s requirements for Grab won’t help cabbies, says coalition

Gabungan Teksi Se’Malaysia also does not want Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad to leave it to the transport ministry to resolve the matter.

Uber seals first Japan taxi deal in new pro-regulator approach

The ride-hailing giant has been on the back foot in international markets since pulling out of China, Russia and Southeast Asia.

London taxi drivers plot to sue Uber for £1.25 billion

The Licensed Taxi Drivers’ Association confirmed it was discussing a suit with its lawyers.

Rolls-Royce unveils hybrid flying taxi at Farnborough

The London-listed aerospace giant, which is based in Derby in central England, showed off the plans at the Farnborough Airshow for the first time, as other players also rush into the market segment.

Cabbies protest outside Parliament on first day of sitting

They say Transport Minister Anthony Loke does not understand 'the real situation' faced by taxi drivers in the country.

New regulations announced for e-hailing services

Transport Minister Anthony Loke says this is to ensure a level playing field for both e-hailing drivers and conventional taxi drivers.

Now, taxis cheaper than Grab?

Three months after it usurped Uber, many users complain that their rides are becoming more expensive.

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