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Grab and Uber officially recognized by Malaysian government

By Chong Jinn Wei - on 29 Jul 2017, 9:15am

Grab and Uber officially recognized by Malaysian government

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Thanks to recent amendments to the Land Public Transport Act 2010 and Commercial Vehicles Licensing Board Act 1987, services like Grab and Uber are now officially recognized as legal ride-hailing public transport service providers.

Both companies approve the Malaysian government’s landmark ruling that provides a level playing field for similar services.

"As a local homegrown ride hailing company, with the largest network spanning 25 cities across the country, we have always been committed to working alongside the authorities to improve and elevate the standards of our local land public transportation infrastructure and services. All of us at Grab sincerely commend and applaud the government’s progressive thinking in recognizing the value we bring to the table to improve the overall growth, development and transformation of our nation," said Sean Goh, Country Head, Grab Malaysia.

Previously known as MyTeksi in 2012, Grab pledges to work with authorities to provide affordable, reliable, convenient and safe transport for all passengers.

A spokesperson from Uber Malaysia said: "Uber welcomes the Malaysian Government’s recognition that ridesharing is a positive contributor to riders, drivers and cities. This is a major milestone in the development of Malaysia’s ridesharing industry; it underlines the government’s support for the innovative business model that Uber represents; as an important driver of economic growth, providing new, cost-effective transportation options and helping address challenges of congestion and pollution."

Uber remains confident in its business within Malaysia, and promises to efficiently help their driver-partners through the new regulatory environment, and ensure that passengers always have the best options available.

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