YS CHAN has a wealth of experience in the automotive industry, transport, training and consultancy. After securing a diploma in automobile engineering, Chan served in Champion Motors, Federal Auto, Tan Chong and Wearne Brothers in sales, service and spares (3S of the motor industry) before becoming maintenance manager for the largest fleet of tour buses, limousine taxis and rental cars in the country. He then set up and operated several car rental and leasing companies – from Mayflower, Ken-Air, CityLimo and Asia Experience.

He was in the pioneer batch of motor insurance agents when licensing was introduced in 1973 and went on to become a business consultant for the travel industry and operated a training centre. His next stop was principal of the Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) School of Tourism and was later appointed its consultant. A certified trainer for the Ministry of Tourism and Culture (Motac), Pembangunan Sumber Manusia Berhad (PSMB) and the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD), he is currently a liaison manager for MATTA.

Taxi drivers should stop their moaning

22 August 2016

By Y S CHAN TAXI DRIVERS are the most demanding self-employed people in this country, no thanks to politicians trying to win their votes and…

Rideable luggage set to be a hit

15 August 2016

By Y S CHAN MANY heavy suitcases are fitted with a set of wheels, allowing them to be dragged instead of being carried. Some have…

Taxi industry needs revamp or face bleak future

19 July 2016

By Y S CHAN THE local taxi industry has remained largely unchanged over the past decades. In Peninsula Malaysia, the authority that issues taxi licences…

Commercial vehicle driver training needs revamping

14 July 2016

By Y S CHAN DRIVING institute operators have come out against the proposed exemption of Public Service Vehicle (PSV) licence for taxi drivers. They fear…

Foolish mistakes after road accidents

05 July 2016

By Y S CHAN THE General Insurance Association of Malaysia (PIAM) and the Malaysian Takaful Association are advising motorists to avoid negotiation with any inmvolved…

RTD should focus more on prevention than punishment

29 June 2016

By Y S CHAN THE Road Transport Department (RTD) is doing good work by mobilising its personnel during major festive seasons. For this coming Hari…

Why the confusion over transport industry licences?

27 June 2016

BY Y S CHAN OF late, government leaders and top officials in Malaysia have been talking about public service vehicles (PSV) and licences. As technical…

No need for traffic app — dashcams still best option

22 June 2016

By Y S CHAN IT was déjà vu all over again when reading a report that the Road Transport Department is thinking of creating a…

Much to do to improve safety on buses

13 June 2016

By Y S CHAN MOST operators spend time deciding on the right bus chassis and suitable coach bodies, but not on safety and security features….

Cheap tricks — taxi services on ride to extinction

31 May 2016

By Y S CHAN AS popular slang puts it, you have been taken for a ride if you have been cheated or deceived. It can…