Strike Over Ride-Sharing Forces Customers To Try Ride-Sharing
KUALA LUMPUR: Enraged by news the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) has plans to legalise convenient ride-sharing services such as Uber and GrabCar, cabbies today announced a 6 day strike which will punish customers by leaving them little choice but to try out convenient ride-sharing services such as Uber and GrabCar.
“These ride-sharing apps are stealing our customers,” complained Malaysian Taxi Driver’ Association member, Faisal Bin Hussain, “what better way to demonstrate there’s no room in Malaysia for ride-sharing than by forcing regular taxi customers to use them when they need to go places during our strike!”
Despite the backlash, SPAD is hopeful taxis and ride-share apps can co-exist by leveling the playing field. Protesting cabbies have suggested it might be fairer if Uber drivers install rosak meters, drive old Proton Sagas and sleep unwashed in their vehicles to freshen them up to meet local standards.