There’s been a huge commotion between taxis and UBER/GRAB for months now. After the introduction of UBER and similar apps to the Malaysian market, taxi drivers see a big plunge in their income as Malaysians rather choose to ride in an UBER.
This caused some taxi drivers to cause a scene and even protest by parking their vehicles in the middle of the road, creating massive traffic jams.
Hakim recently published a status post on Facebook, describing his experience with a taxi driver. Hakim wanted to give taxis a shot, thinking they have changed their notorious behaviours of ripping passengers off, but to his disappointment, things were still the same.
“Lately I’ve been taking Uber a lot as my car is still in the workshop. Last night I was from KL and the bus dropped me off at Skudai Parade. I saw some taxis were waiting for passengers. Thinking that they had changed/improved, I approached them and asked how much it would cost from Skudai Parade to my house.
They quoted RM15-RM20. So I asked them “Pakai meter tak boleh ke bang?” (Can you use meter?) They seemed irritated and annoyed by my question and told me that they have to take a long route to get back to Skudai Parade.
I walked away and requested for Uber. Guess how much it cost me? Less than RM5!
I thought wrong. They are still the same, despite the protest and the increasing number of Uber and Grabcar drivers. Overcharging, ripping off passengers and refuse to use meter. No wonder Malaysian taxi drivers are listed as worst taxi drivers in the world.
Please lah, improve yourselves, clean up your name. Stop telling us to “Cari teksi lain, dekat sangat.” or “Tak boleh, jalan jem.” Be polite. And that meter on your dashboard is not just a perhiasan.”
Hakim is far from generalising all taxi drivers and mentioned that he knows that there are some nice ones that will happily use the meter and charge the fares fairly.
“I know it’s not fair to generalise all of them. Not all are bastards. I really pity those honest taxi drivers who are just like us, trying to make a living.” he says.
Have a story to tell? Share it to us on [email protected] or drop us a message on Facebook and your story may be featured next!
“I am healthy” PM Muhyiddin & Dr Noor Hisham Have No Side Effects After Covid-19 Vaccination
Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and Health Director-General Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah received their first dose of...
MDKS Disappointed With Netizens Still Spreading Fake Photos of Their Signboard Amended in 2015
The Kuala Selangor District Council (MDKS) is disappointed and upset with the actions of netizens who are still spreading false...
Anyone Who Violates MCO SOPs Can Be Fined Up To RM10,000 Starting 11 March
The Movement Control Order is still being implemented in states such as Penang, Kuala Lumpur, Selangor and Johor until 4...
11,000 Year-Old Perak Man Now Has A Face, Netizens Say He Looks Familiar
When we were learning Sejarah in Form One, a name that stood out in the textbooks was the “Perak Man”...
JUST IN: Parents Can Travel Interstate & Interdistrict To Send Their Kids To School
In his press conference today, Defence Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced that parents will no longer need to...
News22 hours ago
1yo Baby Fined RM100 By Condominium Management In Ampang For Not Wearing Mask In Elevator
News22 hours ago
KKM Explains Why PM Muhyiddin’s Vaccination Syringe Had Two Different Colours
Social Stories22 hours ago
Watch: M’sian Man Suprises His Wife & Kids After Being Stuck In SG For A Year
Social Stories3 hours ago
Disabled Man Who Accidentally Killed Hawker In Kampar Riddled With Guilt, Apologises To Her Family