Tag: taxi

Grab to be hit with a fine of RM86 million for abusive practices

Malaysia's competition regulator Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) has proposed a fine of more than RM86 million and a daily penalty of RM15,000 against Singapore-based ride-hailing firm Grab for abusive practices on its own drivers. The MyCC, according to a report by Reuters, said Grab abused...

Premier taxicab recalled for porn website sticker on its boot

Singapore—A Silvercab taxi that bore a “Fake Taxi” sticker on its boot has been recalled by its operator, Premier Taxis Pte Ltd. Apparently, “Fake Taxi” is a pornographic website, and the company has called an investigation into the matter. The company’s attention was first called...

Young indian couple lead taxi driver on goose chase to abscond from paying fare

The son of a taxi driver shared the story of how an Indian couple seemingly led his father on a long and convoluted route in order to avoid paying the cab fare. Josh Ong, the cabbie’s son shared details of what transpired. He recounts that when...

Say goodbye to privacy in taxis and private-hire cars

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced a new list of rules on Tuesday, May 22. These rules have been released following last month’s advisory guidelines from the  Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) concerning regarding in-vehicle recording by transport service providers. The PCDC is the...

Grab, Uber – and now Jugnoo

Obbana Rajah Starting May, a new ride-hailing app is about to enter the market of Singapore – Jugnoo. With a name that means ‘firefly’, this ride-hailing firm comes from India. They have the third largest market share in Indian markets and focus on profitability rather than...

No more frank chitchats about gahmen with taxi uncles?

Obbana Rajah Cameras in taxis and private-hire cars, cameras atop lampposts with facial recognition – cameras, cameras everywhere. It is going to be impossible to go anywhere in Singapore, outside the privacy of one’s home, without being monitored. With over 100,000 lampposts here about to be equipped...

Causeway breach: Where does the buck stop?

By Augustine Low It appears that the easiest way out is to punish frontline officers who make mistakes. Take the recent serious lapse in border security which allowed a Malaysian woman to enter Singapore illegally and only got arrested three days later. After giving an account...

When is the bus or train or taxi arriving?

By Mary Lee As a community, our threshold for frustration seems relatively high. You don’t often see people arguing in public. Large crowds wait their turn to be served, queuing patiently. What does frustrate people is the difficulty in getting a bus ride home at the...