The Malaysian government has decided to disallow e-hailing services on motorbikes, despite previous conditional approval.
Addressing Parliament, the Deputy Transport Minister Henry Sum Agong justified the move by referencing that a high proportion of road accidents in the country involve bike riders, and that it makes up 64% of the total casualties. In 2019, according to the Lawas MP, more than 3900 bike-related deaths were recorded.
“(As such) there is no proposal to introduce e-hailing of motorcycles in terms of (sic) safety issues and risks to passengers.”
Henry made the announcement in a reply to Larry S’ng, the Julau MP who was formerly aligned with Pakatan Harapan (PH) but now sits as an independent. Larry then took the Deputy Minister to task, calling for the government to reconsider.
“Thailand and Indonesia have allowed companies to operate motorcycle e-hailing…