According to JPJ, there are many private vehicles out there that are currently providing transport service through Uber without proper licensing.
As a result, the Malaysian Road Transport Department (JPJ) will be carrying out a nationwide “hunt” (From 1st October) on private individuals and companies who are operating without license. If caught providing the service, the private vehicle can be impounded and the owners might face fines between RM1,000 and RM10,000 or jailed up to a year.
According to JPJ director-general, Datuk Seri Ismail Ahmad, this case is similar to running an illegal taxi and which is why its got to stop. He also added that the current taxis, private vehicles and limousines with proper license using Uber will not be affected with this crackdown.