Published on August 16th, 2016 | by Subhash Nair0
Read Uber Malaysia’s Statement on the Formal Recognition of Ridesharing in Malaysia
“Today, the Malaysian Government announced new regulations that formally recognize the positive contribution of the ridesharing industry to riders, drivers and cities. These regulations will go a long way towards solving urban mobility issues and transform the country’s transportation landscape.
On behalf of our drivers and riders, Uber welcomes the progressive approach of the Malaysian Government. These regulations send a clear message that ridesharing is here to stay, and provide a competitive landscape that improves conditions for the entire industry, ultimately benefitting riders and drivers.
Within a few short years, ridesharing services like Uber have been embraced by policymakers around the world. From Mexico, to Australia, to Philippines, to China, and now Malaysia, services like Uber are delivering benefits to riders looking for more ways to get around, drivers looking for new economic opportunities, and cities looking to manage congestion and extend the reach of public transit.
In Malaysia, Uber already operates in Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Johor Bahru, Ipoh and Kota Kinabalu, and this encourages us to launch in more cities soon. Modern regulations can let these services grow while ensuring public safety and protecting consumers. We look forward to working with the government to put these regulatory guidelines into practice.
— Leon Foong, GM of Uber Malaysia