MyDriver introduces driver-for-hire service

Articles from The Star. Published: Thursday January 15, 2015 MYT 12:00:00 AM Updated: Thursday January 15, 2015 MYT 12:03:20 PM Link Here Service-oriented: MyDriver is run by (from left) Ng and his wife, Valerie Tan, as well as Jackson Chong and Tee Ee Von, who coordinate and delegate assignments to drivers. Drivers in some east Asian countries, where drinking is part of the social fabric, have long been able to hire people to take them home in their own cars if they think they’ve had one too many and can’t safely drive home on their own. This type of driver-for-hire service has been around for 10 years in countries like South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and China. Today, it looks like Malaysia will join this bandwagon, as driver-for-hire company MyDriver set up shop in Kuala Lumpur. “I learned about this service from my friends who have actually experienced it in South Korea and Taiwan. It really intrigued me because it is something I would actually want to use,” said MyDriver managing director Eddie Ng. Ng said he had previously spoken with friends and compared notes to gauge the feasibility of setting up such a business in Kuala Lumpur.   Always alert: Drivers go through stringent selection processes before they are hired. They must also be able to communicate and navigate well. “Many agree when I suggested it be introduced here. They said it was a great way to be a responsible driver,” he tells MetroBiz. MyDriver set up in Desa Sri Hartamas last November, and Ng said business was slowly picking up. “People are just not aware and are not...
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