Agensi Pengangkutan Awam Darat, abbreviated APAD, is also known as the Land Public Transport Agency in English.
Agensi Pengangkutan Awam Darat (APAD) is an agency under the Ministry of Transport Malaysia handling all matters relating to land public transport and has jurisdiction over Peninsular Malaysia.
The agency is responsible for planning and defining land-based public transport policies, programs and strategies to enhance the country's public transportation system which is the core of the National Key Result Area (NKRA). This includes determining policies and planning rail, bus and taxi services and transporting goods through rails and roads.
Agensi Pengangkutan Awam Darat (APAD) also monitors and regulates the standard of performance of the industry's operators through licensing.
All functions of the Department of Railways (Malay: Jabatan Keretapi Malaysia) have been taken over by APAD which include:
Issuance of railway license
Approval for opening of railway
Railway protection zone
E-hailing regulations came into effect in Malaysia on July 12, 2018 and e-hailing companies or operators were given one year grace period to meet the requirements to obtain and maintain an e-hailing business license (Malay: Lesen Perniagaan Pengantaraan (LPP)).
Business license application requirements for e-hailing operators:
Registered with the Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM) or the Malaysian Cooperative Commission (SKM);
Paid-up capital of at least RM100,000;
One of the member of the Board of Directors or Cooperative Board must be a Malaysian citizen and be residing in Malaysia; and
Comply with other conditions that may be issued from time to time in relation to e-hailing business.
License application requirements for e-hailing drivers: