Start from this Wednesday (May 27), the usual number of passengers in a car will be allowed by according to the capacity of each vehicle, said Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
“Drivers are allowed to ferry passengers according to their respective vehicle capacity under the Road Transport Act 1987.
“For example, if the vehicle has a capacity of four passengers, it must be only one driver plus three passengers.
“For a vehicle of multi-purpose (MPVs), it can be one driver and six passengers, given there’s a capacity for seven passengers, ” Ismail Sabri said in his daily briefing on Tuesday (May 26).
He added that the new ruling will become effective since Wednesday (May 27).
Same with the conditions on travel previously, the passengers of the vehicle must be from the same family or same house.
Ismail Sabri said this was based on amendments made under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act, which was gazetted by Putrajaya on Tuesday (May 26).
Source: The Star