Asia Malaysia Grab driver joins Uber drivers in despicable acts

Grab driver joins Uber drivers in despicable acts

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A drunken woman said she was sexually assaulted at the wee hours in the morning by a Grab driver.

Serdang OCPD Asst Comm Megat Mohamad Aminudin Megat Alias said police received a report from a 29-year-old woman who claimed that she was raped by a Grab driver on her way home on Friday.

“She claims that the driver took advantage of her near her house in Bandar Putra Permai in Seri Kembangan and she couldn’t fight him off because she was drunk,” said the Asst Comm.

The woman also alleged the driver sent her home after that.

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The case is being investigated under Section 376 of the penal code for rape.

This incident now adds to the woes of ride-hailing app companies in Malaysia, where it is apparent that drivers prefer to give other services than riding the car.

With the number of rogue drivers rising in Malaysia, the ride-hailing companies are scrambling to polish their image.

GRABCAR has suspended the account of the alleged driver who had sexually assaulted the passenger, the company said.

Sean Goh, Country Head of Grab Malaysia, said in a statement on Saturday that they will also provide support to the passenger and her family.

“We have a zero tolerance policy for any crime and serious misconduct by drivers, and have immediately removed the driver from our platform, pending completion of police investigations,” Goh said.

Goh said there is currently a “panic button”, which will contact the police immediately if needed, but it is only available on the driver’s app.

He also said the company will expedite plans to extend this feature to the Grab passenger app as well,” he said.

 

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