Ride-hailing company Grab has come out saying that the government’s legalisation of “e-hailing” services would be beneficial for the drivers, according to Bernama.

Its country head Sean Goh said that while the move would take some time, the industry was not in a hurry to see regulations being put into place. “We are actually more concerned about ensuring that the regulations are good and beneficial for everyone,” he said.

Last week, it was reported that amendments to the Land Public Transport (LPT) Act 2010 and the Commercial Vehicles Licensing Board (CVLB) Act 1987 that legalise such services have been tabled in parliament. An intermediation business licence was proposed that defines vehicles used in ride-hailing services as public service vehicles.

Meanwhile, a separate bill will amend Section 200 of the Land Public Transport Act 2010 to include offences against a person who assaults, hinders, or obstruct those providing ride-hailing services.