Published on October 21st, 2016 | by Subhash Nair0
Uber Responds to the 2017 Budget
“We are delighted that the Government and Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak have recognised how Uber can positively impact the socioeconomic status of Malaysians in the B40 segment. By providing the choice to earn at the touch of a button to Malaysians from all walks of life, driver-partners can provide for themselves and their families, as well as have greater independence to pursue their dreams.
We are also thrilled to be engaging Proton, the national car manufacturer, as a partner, and will make an announcement with more details soon. This is the first of its kind in the world for Uber. Just as Uber has been a key pioneer in the ridesharing industry, Proton has also pioneered the automotive industry in Malaysia. We share the same vision to drive Malaysia forward through technological innovation and creating economic opportunities.
The initiative clearly provides tangible growth and economic empowerment. It is also a clear win for the ridesharing industry and shows forward-thinking leadership. We commend the Malaysian Government for this astute, people-centric Budget! Wherever we operate, Uber has positively impacted people and cities and we have positively contributed to the local economy. Ridesharing is here to stay and Uber will certainly continue to do our part in improving urban mobility in Malaysia.”