30 TAXI DRIVERS INJURED WHILE QUEUEING UP FOR 1MALAYSIA TAXI ASSISTANCE CARD
PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia April 14 (NNN-Bernama) — Thirty taxi drivers were reportedly injured while queueing up to receive the 1Malaysia Taxi Assistance Card at the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS) yesterday.
The Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) in a statement confirmed that 30 taxi drivers suffered minor injuries in the incident at Hall C of the building.
This unfortunate incident occurred when a handful of attendees did not follow the systematic crowd control measures upon entering the hall to collect the card, it said.
The 1Malaysia Taxi Assistance Card, which is preloaded with a credit of RM800 for filling petrol or natural gas for vehicle (NGV) at Petronas petrol stations, was launched by Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak, and is set to benefit some 67,000 taxi drivers.
SPAD said its enforcement officers, as well as police and Rela personnel had taken immediate action to control the situation.
According to SPAD, about 12,000 taxi drivers were present at the event, and most of them cooperated well with the authorities.
The commission said that those who had yet to collect the card could visit www.spad.gov.my/ms/pengusaha-kalisasi/teksi/kad-bantuan-teksi-1malaysia for more information about the collection process.
Source: NAM News Network