In a posting on its Facebook page, Grab Malaysia has said that it prioritises the safety of its driver-partner as much as its passengers. “The safety of our driver-partners is just as important to us as our passengers and a threat to their safety is something we do not take lightly,” the ride-hailing service said.

This comes after one of its drivers was recently murdered while completing a trip. According to a report by The Sun, the man, identified by police as a 27-year-old from Nilai, Negeri Sembilan, was found dead in the backseat of his car in a parking lot in Gombak on Saturday.

Grab said that the driver was a “hard-working and a top performing driver, and based on passengers’ feedback, he was well appreciated by his passengers.” It added that it extended its deepest condolences to his family and urged those with information on the incident to come forward to the authorities.

The company had put in place a number of safety and security measures last year, including providing free dashcams to its 3,500 top performing female and platinum drivers nationwide. It also added an emergency button in its passenger app and introduced a telematics system that detects unsafe driving behaviour.