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Uber says it will not pull out of Macau

Macau's secretary of security Wong Sio Chak had said the service had violated local laws. Photograph: (Reuters)

WION Macau Sep 10, 2016, 11.09 AM (IST)
Uber has decided not to pull out of Macau, owing to support from residents of the Chinese-ruled region, an official statement from the company said.

Uber started operations in Macau last year but announced in August that it would pull out of the region because its drivers faced fines totalling up to USD 1.25 million.

Macau's secretary of security Wong Sio Chak had said the service had violated local laws.

The official statement released by the company said it had received more than 23,000 online signatures supporting its services in Macau.

Uber employs about 2,000 drivers in the former Portuguese colony. 

(WION with inputs from agencies)
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