KOTA KINABALU: A Malaysian e-hailing company, MyCar, is planning to expand its services in Sabah to cater the people’s demand for transportation needs.
Its founder Mohd Noah Maideen said Sabah is the second state with the most MyCar users after Klang Valley, which recorded 40,000 registrations since the company began officially operating throughout the country in February.
With the big figure, he said the company saw a potential to grow its e-hailing services in the state, adding that among the initiatives taken are putting up billboard to promote MyCar services in the state capital and other districts, including Sandakan, Keningau, and Tenom.
“We want MyCar to be known and become the people’s choice in Sabah. We also want the service to be used in all districts and not only focus in big city,” he said in a press conference at the Sabah MyCar Gathering event here yesterday.
Currently, there are over 1,000 registered MyCar drivers in the state. The company is planning to establish an operational office in Kota Kinabalu by year-end.
In view of this, Noah said they would make a courtesy call to the Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal in near future to discuss on possible cooperation between MyCar and the state government.
“We don’t want the existence of MyCar in the state to be considered a threat to the taxi service. Therefore, among our main focus is to explain to the Chief Minister on MyCar service and the possibility to make it as a tourism product.
“MyCar is not only limited to normal car but taxi drivers can also join us through the MyCar Cab application,” he said, adding that the MyCar application is equipped with live tracking that allow user’s position to be immediately tracked each time she or he gets into a MyCar vehicle.