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Uber, GrabCar issue: SPAD to come up with complete paper

Uber, GrabCar issue: SPAD to come up with complete paper
Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Nancy Shukri said, the postponement was because they wanted the presentation to be complete, inclusive of voices from all relevant parties.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) is expected to table its paper on the operations of Uber and GrabCar taxi to the Cabinet, by mid August.

Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Nancy Shukri said, the presentation was postponed from the original date today because they wanted it to be complete, inclusive of voices from all relevant parties.

"The paper was scheduled to be presented to the Cabinet this week but was postponed because there was still room to improve the existing proposals," she said.
Nancy said, to ensure everyone benefits from the proposal on private hire car to be made later, they need to be thorough and careful with every proposal put forward.

The operations of the two private hire car service companies have become a matter controversy in the country as at present, they are not subjected to any regulations that are imposed on taxis. 

SPAD had previously said it wanted to create a “friendly environment” for taxi and private hire car drivers, and has forwarded a paper to the Economic Planning Unit for review before it was presented to the Cabinet.

The Cabinet will decide if Uber and GrabCar will be allowed to continue their services and if they need to be regulated.