Transport Minister

No fines but it’s straight to court for red light runners, queue-cutters, and three more offences during Hari Raya Ops.


  • Transport Minister YB Anthony Lake said it will be impractical to ban kapchais.

  • He stressed that it makes up the majority of motorcycles in Malaysia.

  • The call to ban the type of motorcycle outright was met with outrage.

The Transport Minister, YB Anthony Lake responded to demands that kapchais should be be banned, saying that it would impractical to ban them.

“There are non-governmental groups related to road safety that wants a ban on kapchai motorcycles,” he said.

“But we have to look at it practically as a vast majority of the estimated 16 million registered motorcycles are kapchai motorcycles.”

“Many would be affected if we ban the motorcycles today and my view is that it would be difficult to impose such a ban,” he said when answering a supplementary question raised by Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof (GPS-Petrajaya) in the Dewan Rakyat on Tuesday (Oct 29).

The suggestion to ban kapchais was made by an individual with MIROS (Malaysian Institute of Road Safety). It drew instant flak throughout Malaysia.

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MIROS scrambled to release a press statement, distancing themselves from the what the individual suggested, saying that it was a personal statement instead of stance adopted by the agency.

YB Loke also stressed that there’s no plan to ban kapchais despite encouraging the switch to electric scooters. There are also no plans to ban them on highways, but dedicated motorcycle lanes will be built as part of the 12th Malaysia Plan.

  • Perkhidmatan e-panggilan teksi motosikal, Dego Ride, telah diberi amaran untuk menghentikan operasi.
  • Pihak kerajaan tidak membenarkan perkhidmatan itu untuk diteruskan demi keselamatan.
  • Ianya telah dilaporkan bahawa Dego Ride telah memulakan kembali perkhidmatan mereka pada minggu lalu setelah diarahkan untuk berhenti oleh kerajaan sebelum ini.


  • Motorcycle taxi e-hailing service Dego Ride has been warned to cease action.

  • The government will not allow the service due to safety concerns.

  • It was reported that Dego Ride restarted service last week after being told to stop by the previous government.

The Ministry of Transport sounded off another round of warnings to motorcycle taxi service Dego Ride to cease operations immediately or the government will not hesitate to take action.

Transport Minister, Anthony Loke Siew Fook iterated at a press conference that the government maintains its stance against motorcycle ride-hailing services mainly due to safety reasons.

Minister of Transport Anthony Loke – Courtesy of

“We will never legalise Dego Ride in Malaysia because we disagree with any type of ride-sharing services that involve motorcycles,” said the Minister after a Cabinet meeting at his ministry.

The government is baulking with the idea as there are already too many accidents involving motorcycles in Malaysia and believes that a motorcycle taxi service will only add to the statistics, what more involving passengers.

Loke also added that, “We will send enforcement officers to go after Dego Ride.”

The previous Barisan Nasional-led government had already disallowed the service in February 2018, citing the reason of Malaysia already having an extensive public transportation system.

Loke has since told the Dewan Rakyat in July this year that the government will not allow the service, due to the same concern regarding safety and the high number of motorcycle accidents and casualties.

However, the motorcycle taxi e-hailing service restarted their services in a small scale around the Klang Valley last week, as reported by Free Malaysia Today.

Founder of Dego Ride, Nabil Faisal Bamadhaj was reported to have met with Transport Ministry officials and was confident that Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad would allow the service to be revived.

Kamera AES – Sumber imej: NSTP/ASYRAF HAMZAH

Kerajaan akan membatalkan 3.1 juta saman AES (Automated Enforcement System).
Keputusan ini seiringan dengan pengambilalihan operasi AES oleh Jabatan Pengangkutan Jalan bermula 1 September 2018.
Menteri Pengangkutan Anthony Loke menekankan yang ini adalah tawaran sekali sahaja.


  • The government is foregoing 3.1 million AES (Automatic Enforcement System) summons.

  • This decision is in line with the Cabinet (JPJ) taking over AES operations from 1st September 2018.

  • Transport Minister Anthony Loke stressed that this is a one-off deal.

The government has announced that they are nullifying speeding summons recorded by the Automated Enforcement System (AES).

Transport Minister Anthony Loke made the announcement during a press conference earlier today in line with the Cabinet’s decision to take over the operations of AES from two private companies beginning 1st September 2018.

“This is a one-off,” he said, “There will not be any more such offers or discounts.”

However, no refunds will be paid to those who have paid their AES summons earlier, to whom the Minister addressed, “I know those who have paid will feel it is unfair that we are cancelling unpaid summons. I would like to say thank you and sorry at the same time.”

Anthony Loke – Courtesy of

Only 690,000 AES summons were paid for since 2012, leaving 3.1 million unpaid worth RM430 million.

The agreement with the current operators is set to end on 31st August 2018, but the government has no plans to renew it. Instead, operations will be taken over by the Road Transport Department (JPJ – Jabatan Pengangkutan Jalan). “Operations” means taking of photos and issuance of summons.

The decision to not renew the concessions agreement with Beta Tegap Sdn. Bhd. and ATES Sdn. Bhd. was “because the payment system to these two companies were lopsided and received public backlash. For every summon issued, RM16 was paid to them.”

“In 2015, the (previous) government had ordered Lembaga Tabung Angkatan Tentera (LTAT) through its subsidiary Irat Properties to take over the operations of AES. RM555 million was paid to both companies for just 40 speed cameras along the highways,” revealed Loke.

  • The current laws regarding the minimum age for motorcycle license are currently being revised.

  • In order to curb street hooligans and street racing, there have been voices saying that the minimum age should be lowered.

  • Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS) has set up an online survey in order to collect information from the public.

Discussions and proposals are currently being submitted to the Ministry of Transport with the idea of increasing the overall safety of road users here in Malaysia. One of the said ideas is changing the minimum age requirement to obtain a motorcycle license. (more…)


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