Malaysian cabbies to defy City Hall in KL rally today
THOUSANDS of Malaysian taxi drivers will protest against ride-sharing services such as Uber and Grab Car in Kuala Lumpur today, despite not receiving official approval for the gathering.
The planned protest is set to take place amid a summit of Asean leaders this week.
KL mayor Mohd Amin Nordin Abd Aziz said the drivers had not been given permission by the KL City Hall to group in three areas around the city for the protest.
He said the City Hall would consider giving the green light only after the Asean summit, which runs from today to Sunday.
He added that the authorities could be forced to take action if the taxi drivers chose to gather despite not getting the approval.
The Malaysian police is expected to beef up their security presence for the 27th Asean Summit, following the terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday.
THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK