Malaysia introduces two new e-hailing regulations ahead of Oct 12 deadline

Vehicles sit in traffic on a road in the Bangsar area of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photographer: Sanjit Das/Bloomberg

Malaysia has issued two new e-hailing regulations that will take effect on October 12, along with several earlier announced norms.

The new rules require drivers to have a printed e-hailing vehicle permit (EVP) and to convert their vehicle category from individual private vehicle to e-hailing private vehicle (AH). The regulations were introduced last Friday during a briefing by the Road Transport Department (JPJ) and the Land Public Transport Agency, ride-hailing player Grab said.

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