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CONSUMER, DRIVER RIGHTS REMAIN PRIORITY IN FACE OF GRAB-UBER MERGER

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Tuesday, 27 March 2018

MEDIA STATEMENT

CONSUMER, DRIVER RIGHTS REMAIN PRIORITY IN FACE OF GRAB-UBER MERGER

KUALA LUMPUR, 27 MARCH 2018 - The Land Public Transport Commission’s (SPAD) position towards the comprehensive regulation of e-hailing players, no matter the brand, remains unchanged. We will continue to regulate e-hailing operators in Peninsular Malaysia within the established regulatory framework to ensure that the industry grows in a manner which meets the needs of consumers and drivers, by prioritising safety and service quality.

In the context of Grab’s merger with Uber in South East Asia, the Commission will work closely with relevant regulatory agencies such as the Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) and non-governmental organisations to safeguard passengers from any anti-competitive conducts which may arise from the merger.

At the same time, we will ensure that traditional taxis and e-hailing operators continue to operate in the marketplace within the framework of the Taxi Industry Transformation Programme (TITP).

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