Saturday, December 12, 2009

Malaysia: Women & Taxi Industry

From The Star Online:
Women will get 900 or 30% of the 3,000 new individual taxi licences in the Klang Valley, said Commercial Vehicle Licensing Board chairman Datuk Halimah Mohamed Sadique.

The allocation of extra licences was one of the 11 “goodies” in conjunction with Najib’s 100th day as Prime Minister in July.

In a statement she said that the move was to encourage more women to venture into the taxi industry.

The application for the licences is open to Malaysians aged not more than 60 years with priority given to those who have five years experience driving a taxi.

As for applications for town taxi service, she said they would be closed on Jan 1.

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