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Malaysia wants Grab, Uber apps to include SOS button

Malaysia wants Grab, Uber apps to include SOS button

Malaysia’s Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) said it will soon require ride-hailing operators to include an SOS button in their apps, after two robberies involving Uber drivers.

This order, SPAD chief executive Mohd Azharuddin Mat Sah said, would be made mandatory for another operator, Grab, as well.

“We had a meeting with senior Malaysian Uber officials to highlight the gravity of the situation. For a start, Uber has to expeditiously put in an SOS button which will be linked to law enforcement.

“We have also written to Grab and it too will be required to put this feature into its app,” he was quoted as saying in The Star.

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