Taxi permits, anyone? The government is offering individual taxi permits again, in stages between July 15 and Oct 14, the Dewan Negara was told Tuesday.
Entrepreneur and Cooperative Development Minister Noh Omar said the offer was bound by several conditions, one of which was that the applicant must be a Malaysian citizen aged not more than 60 years at the time of making the application.
Age limitation is another thing here. Unless a medical report gives clearance to those above 60 to drive cabbies, consider them out. This is, of course, for their safety and of the passengers, too.
So far, more than 22,000 permits were given to companies, which hired it to individuals for between RM38 and RM50 a day. At this time of the economy, many taxis are left without hirers as they cant afford to service the high daily rate.
As for the companies awarded with this permits, they only care about money.
P/S… any idea who got the most taxi permits since 2004?