59,689 cabbies & e-hailing drivers have signed up with SOCSO since October 2019

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 9 — About 59,689 taxi and e-hailing drivers have registered under the Social Security Organisation (Socso) since October this year, said Deputy Human Resources Minister Datuk Mahfuz Omar.

He said various initiatives were undertaken by the government, to attract the public especially cabbies and e-hailing drivers to register under the Self-Employment Social Security Scheme.

“We are trying to introduce this scheme to illustrate the risks involved e-hailing or taxi drivers jobs, and the rewards provided by Socso to make them aware of the benefits under this scheme if something untoward happens.