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Handing out APs worth billions of ringgit

09 July 2014

It was reported that the approved permit (AP) policy will remain until an acceptable alternative is found. Although open APs are expected to be abolished…

Revamp taxi licensing system

07 July 2014

Currently, there are more than 10 types of licensed and unlicensed chauffeur-driven services available to the public. Initially, there were only taxi cabs and hire…

Driving taxis and buses: A comparison between KL and Sydney

30 June 2014

In 1974, Vincent Chang left Malaysia for Australia seeking greener pastures. In 1987, he took up a challenge and obtained a taxi driving licence when…

Car rental industry in Malaysia

24 June 2014

Acme Hire-N-Drive, set up in 1963 by the late Tan Sri Tan Yuet Foh and Dato’ Tan Kim Hor who were the co-founders of Tan…

Contingency plans a must for tour and transport operators

23 June 2014

Both the Ministry of Tourism and Culture and the Land Public Transport Commission ought to be lauded for introducing the “Travel & Tours Enhancement Course”…

Dealing with worst taxi drivers in the world

08 June 2014

Last Wednesday, officers from the Road Transport Department (RTD) and Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) conducted enforcements along Jalan Bukit Bintang in Kuala Lumpur. In…

Airport taxi drivers left to fend for themselves

06 June 2014

While passengers get to enjoy the facilities at the spanking new KLIA2, coupon taxi drivers suffered a double whammy after moving from the former Low…

Cabbies can shine when it rains

26 May 2014

When taxis are needed most, few are available such as during rush hours or when it rains. Calling for a taxi in rush hour downpours…

Transforming cabbies into tourist drivers

23 May 2014

At the opening of Koperasi Pemandu-Pemandu Teksi Bandaraya Johor Baru Bhd’s annual general meeting last Friday, Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Mohamed Khaled Nordin called on…

Act against illegal smoking, not no-smoking signs

19 May 2014

While I fully support the call by the Health Ministry’s deputy director-general for more hotels to be declared smoke-free, I feel that public vehicle owners…

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