A second economic stimulus package is due to be announced tomorrow and Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has reportedly assured that it would be a more comprehensive and “rakyat-caring” package. Fingers and toes crossed.
Adding to this, Transport Minister, Wee Ka Siong, took to Facebook last night to assure e-hailing drivers that they will not be neglected from this package and has since raised the issue to the Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, YB Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz.
He acknowledged how the Movement Control Order, now extended to 14th of April, has adversely affected the income of e-hailing drivers, with e-hailing businesses down by 80% to 90%.
“We will not neglect e-hailing drivers which now make up 90% of the public transport services. Efforts to ease the burden of e-hailing and taxi drivers have been included in the Government’s plan which will be tabled tomorrow,” said Wee.