M’sian Man Arrested For Charging Passenger RM180 For Ride To KLIA With Illegally Rented Car 

3x normal price bro.
We all know rides to the airports, KLIA and KLIA 2 are often more expensive than going to other destinations but how pricey can it go?

In a significant enforcement action, a 45-year-old man was arrested for charging an exceptionally high fare of RM180 while operating illegal car rental services using a rented Toyota Alphard at Terminal 2 of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA 2).

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Sending customers to klia rm180
Photo via Sinar Harian

The arrest, which took place at 11:47 PM on Thursday, underscores ongoing efforts to combat unauthorized transport activities at major transportation hubs.

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According to Sinar Harian, the Director of the Road Transport Department (JPJ) in Selangor, Azrin Borhan detailed that the suspect was caught while attempting to solicit transportation services for two tourists from New Zealand.

According to Borhan, the tourists were offered a trip from KLIA 2 to Kuala Lumpur for the inflated fare, which was to be paid upon reaching their destination.

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The operation led to the seizure of the Toyota Alphard, which was allegedly rented by the driver for his illicit activities.

Alphard to klia rm180
Photo via Sinar Harian

Further legal actions are being pursued under Section 205(1) of the Land Public Transport Act 2010. This provision allows for penalties including a fine of up to RM50,000, imprisonment for up to five years, or both, reflecting the serious nature of such offences.

Furthermore, Borhan warned that accomplices involved in similar illegal activities, commonly referred to as ‘touts’, could also face charges under Section 243(1) of the same act.

This ongoing crackdown is part of a larger initiative to ensure safety and legality in public transport services around the airport.

To safeguard passengers, the JPJ advises the public to utilise authorised transport services available through service counters at both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 of KLIA or to book rides via reputable e-hailing applications.

This measure is intended to protect travellers from potential scams and provide them with reliable and legal transportation options while visiting or departing from Malaysia.

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