Taxi drivers protest in Malaysia

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Kuala Lumpur, March 29 (IANS) Traffic came to a standstill on Tuesday as taxi drivers staged a protest in Malaysia’s capital city of Kuala Lumpur.

The drivers were protesting ride-hailing apps such as Uber and GrabCar, the Malaysian Star reported.

Police detained Malaysian Taxi Driver Transformation Association deputy president Kamarudin Mohd Hussain.

“We were there to protest against Uber and GrabCar,” Kamarudin said.

He said three other drivers were also arrested.

A Land Public Transport Commission spokesman said they were aware of the issue and were going to come up with a statement soon.

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