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Wee: Renewal of taxi driver's cards now allowed

TheEdge Sat, May 23, 2020 03:58pm - 4 months ago


PUTRAJAYA (May 23): Taxi drivers can now renew their driver’s cards by submitting relevant documents to the Land Public Transport Agency (APAD) no later than July 1, said Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.

He said the government had allowed this following feedback from the taxi drivers who had yet to receive their RM600 cash assistance, including 30,000 whose driver’s cards had expired.

“This includes those whose cards expired before March 18, 2020. APAD will assist the affected drivers to get their RM600 cash assistance,” he said in a statement here today.

For those who do not have a Bank Simpanan National (BSN) account, Wee said, they have to update their banking details via semakprihatin.treasury.gov.my by inserting their identity card number, while drivers who are bankrupt could refer to the Legal Affairs Division of the Prime Minister’s Department for further action.

He also reminded all public transport operators, including taxi drivers, to comply with regulations and not to operate without valid documents.

According to Wee, Covid-19 has greatly affected public transport operators as the passenger load has decreased tremendously following the enforcement of the movement control order (MCO) since March 18, followed by the conditional MCO (CMCO) on May 4, with taxi drivers being the most affected group.

Therefore, he said, the government announced the one-off cash assistance of RM600 for registered taxi drivers through the Economic Stimulus Package on March 27, benefiting 29,447 taxi drivers to date.






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