The government will have a special programme for the disabled (OKU) to obtain a public service vehicle (PSV) license, which will allow them to be legal e-hailing drivers. The Land Public Transport Agency (APAD), Road Transport Department (JPJ) and ministry of health will work together on the programme. This was revealed by transport minister Anthony Loke today in Putrajaya today, reported by Utusan Online.

There are a few steps. “First, they need to undergo a health examination, with further details such as the process and location to be determined shortly. They then need to undergo training digitally, online for six hours based on the module set by JPJ. It can be done via the Penyelia Perkhidmatan (e-hailing operators, EHO) without having to be present at a driving school,” he said.

The next step is a one-hour written PSV test that will be held on July 1 at the ministry of transport multi-purpose hall in Putrajaya, Loke added. “The JPJ will then announce the results and issue the PSV card five days after the test. The card will be handed over to the EHO, which will then pass it to successful OKU drivers,” he said.

The minister said that the cost for the whole process is RM320 per person, but all costs will be borne by operators such as Grab, MyCar and Ezcab as a social responsibility. The government is taking this initiative to allow OKUs to sign up as e-hailing drivers because it wants the group to have better welfare through increased income potential.

At present, there are 367 OKU e-hailing drivers in the country registered with the respective EHOs, he revealed.