APAD to regulate p-call service providers through Public Land Transport (Amendment) Bill 2023 – paultan.org

The Public Land Transport (Amendment) Bill 2023 was passed in Dewan Negara today, having passed unanimously after the bill was debated by nine senators yesterday. Bernama has reported.

The Land Public Transport Law of 2010 (Law 715) was amended to contemplate decisions made by the government related to the regulation of freight vehicle services, including the use of motorcycles in public transport services, said the deputy minister of Transport, Datuk Hasbi Habibollah.

“We are aware of the problem of income manipulation of hail workers and that is also why the government decided to regulate this industry. In the future, [related issues] it will be regulated by APAD,” he said today in his closing speech at Dewan Negara.

Also passed today is the Commercial Vehicle Licensing Board (Amendment) Bill 2023, which aims to provide p-hailing vehicles as goods vehicles that are subject to an intermediary business license.

The Ministry of Transport has produced a draft curriculum together with the Malaysian Road Safety Research Institute (MIROS) for p-hailing passengers to obtain a professional license. “One of the main scopes that will be included is understanding the risk difference as a [parcel] sender compared to a normal user,” Hasbi said.

The curriculum or study program may be offered by driving institutes and p-hailing service providers, but this will be fully supervised and regulated by the department of road transport (JPJ), according to Bernama.

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