Journey-hailing service inDriver‘s operations in Malaysia might have hit a little bit of a snag. Earlier this month, the highway transport division (JPJ) carried out a raid on an organization processing inDriver purposes. The agency was suspected of working with a enterprise licence that had expired.
The division mentioned that the motion on September 7 was taken following info obtained from the land public transport company (APAD). In the course of the raid, the JPJ seized a number of computer systems in addition to different promotional materials and gear from the corporate for additional investigations.
In a media assertion, JPJ director-general Datuk Zailani Hashim mentioned that any firm working a ride-hailing enterprise or engaged in ride-hailing actions with out a legitimate licence might be charged below Part 12A (1)(8) of the APAD Act 2010, and will face a superb of as much as RM500,000 or a jail time period of no more than three years, or each, if discovered responsible.
He suggested corporations wanting to hold out such enterprise actions in addition to ride-hailing drivers to register and acquire the related licence with APAD or the industrial automobile licensing board (LPKP). He added that members of the general public who use ride-hailing providers are suggested to make sure that the associated purposes that they use are licensed, in order that passengers are protected by insurance coverage when utilizing such providers.
inDriver, a ride-hailing service supplier headquartered in California, United States, made its native debut in October final 12 months. The worldwide participant, which operates in over 600 cities throughout 39 international locations, mentioned at that juncture that its service was obtainable in Penang, Alor Setar, Sungai Petani, Ipoh, Taiping, Melaka, Johor Bahru, Batu Pahat, Kluang, Kuantan and Kuala Terengganu, in addition to in Kuching, Miri, Sibu, Bintulu and Kota Kinabalu.