KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 3 – An association for taxi drivers may lodge formal complaints across the country against social vehicle-for-hire service Uber and the lack of action by the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) to address the issue. Metered Taxi Drivers Task Force chairman Amran Jan said they were preparing to lodge standardised police reports, possibly next week, in various states.
“We might lodge a police report about Uber and the weaknesses of SPAD in carrying out its responsibility soon. “It will be a standard report. In other states, wherever we can, we will take the same action,” he told The Rakyat Post. But Amran said they would not stop there. “We may also send a memorandum to the Cabinet and to Members of Parliament from the Opposition and government.”
Uber is a company offering transport service through a smartphone app to customers. It was reported that private cars are being used to provide this service, which is cheaper, affecting the income of regular taxi drivers. It was founded in 2009 and offers services in more than 70 cities around the world.