Social Security Organisation (Socso) head of division for the self-employed, Zainal Ismail says only 11,000 out of the 250,000 taxi and e-hailing drivers in the country are making contributions. - NSTP/File pix

SEPANG: Only 11,000 out of the 250,000 taxi and e-hailing drivers in the country are making contributions to the Social Security Organisation (Socso) since it was made mandatory for them from Nov 1 last year, according to Socso’s head of division for the self-employed, Zainal Ismail.

He said the response was not satisfactory at all and that failure on their part to make the contributions for their own social safety net by July 12 would result in them facing a compound fine of RM4,000 besides other penalties from the Road Transport Department and Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD).

He added that part-time taxi and e-hailing drivers were also not exempted from making the monthly contributions.

He was speaking to reporters after attending a health screening event at Brahim’s SATS Food Services Sdn Bhd here today.

The minimum contribution is RM13.10 a month or RM157.20 a year. –Bernama

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