Ex-premier says taxi drivers have unstable income, which makes home ownership difficult.
Some 100,000 drivers are targeted to be covered.
PARLIAMENT | Anthony Loke says the gov't has come up with a win-win formula to protect taxi drivers and drivers of e-hailing companies.
COMMENT | The crux of the problem is that high e-hailing standards may lead to some taxi drivers being excluded.
Plight of drivers tugs on his heartstrings and he calls for a 'win-win' situation.
YOURSAY | Ride-hailing app Grab should stay, but they need competition.
LETTER | E-hailing companies and taxis can coexist, so long as the playing field is level.
UPDATED 2.43PM | Ex-minister calls taxi drivers 'scammers and extortionists'.
Minister says Socso and Transport Ministry have discussed measures to be taken should they fail to do so.
UPDATED 12.47PM | They object to the preferential treatment given to ride-hailing service Grab by the gov’t.
LETTER | It will be counterproductive if such assistance lures more drivers into a low-income trap.
Representatives from a taxi drivers association met the premier for two hours, in Putrajaya, earlier today.
YOURSAY | ‘Grab is restoring trust in public transport, which has been damaged by taxi drivers.’
LETTER | These associations are fronts used by individuals trying to become heroes.
UPDATED 5.27PM | Minister says government looking at levelling the playing field for taxi drivers.
Please be kind to us, says Petekma president after meeting the Council of Eminent Persons.
VOXPOP | Najib spent RM50m on fuel aid, but that might not be enough to win over taxi drivers.
Pandemonium broke out when the 10,000 strong crowd swarmed the counters.
UPDATED 7.55PM | GE14 | Cabbies will also now automatically qualify for BR1M.
Past BN politicians who led SPAD did not fulfil promises, says Shamsubahrin Ismail.
Minister Nancy Shukri said this in response to clomplaints by taxi drivers that Uber, Grab services were affecting their earnings.