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Grab warns Malaysia to brace for higher fares and longer waits

New license law to sideline majority of drivers when it takes effect Saturday

Nearly a quarter of Grab drivers have given up on obtaining a public service license.   © Reuters

SINGAPORE -- Malaysia is requiring drivers for ride-hailing services to obtain the same commercial license held by taxi and bus drivers starting Saturday, a move that could severely reduce available vehicles nationwide and lead to higher fares and longer waits.

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