APAD only allows passenger belongings on board a travelling express bus.
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While it is not uncommon for Malaysians to send stuff using express busses – especially if the goods needed to be delivered on the same day or overnight – there are still many out there that don’t know that it’s actually illegal to do so.
Recently, Sani Express shared that bus operators in Malaysia are not allowed to transport any materials not belonging to its passengers on board their busses.
This is among the condition set by the Land Public Transport Agency (APAD) for companies that wish to conduct express bus operations in the country.
“Only passengers belonging are allowed to be carried by bus,” the bus operator wrote on its Facebook.
Sani Express also said that the company prohibits any courier activities as it involves a high risk for the company and the sender.
The company also advised the public to use the available courier services in Malaysia to send goods or documents.
“These parcels will be covered under the courier service’s insurance should there be any damage or losses,” it added.
Sending items using express buses was among the popular means by traders and online sellers in the past before the emergence of modern-day courier services such as JNT Express and others.