Simply final week (31st January), a 7-minute video of a Go-Jek driver arguing with a hysterical passenger after she accused him of kidnapping her went viral on social media.
Whereas many had been outraged on the passenger’s behaviour, calling it an overreaction, it seems the e-hailing driver has landed in some bother in gentle of the video. In keeping with the Straits Occasions, the driving force, 49-year-old Kamaruzzaman Abdul Latiff, was lately summoned by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) for an interview as a part of investigations into the viral incident.
The LTA acknowledged that they wanted to interview each events concerned on this incident to realize a greater understanding of what occurred.
In gentle of this, a petition was created on Change.org as an attraction to the LTA to not revoke Mr. Kamaruzzaman’s Personal Rent Automotive Driver’s Vocational Licence (PVDL) and it goals to realize 100,000 signatures. An excerpt from this petition, which has since gained over 48,000 signatures, reads,
“Underneath LTA rules, PHVs (personal rent autos) should not allowed to have inward going through cameras and recording units and Abang (Kamaruzzaman) has breached the Street Visitors Act too by importing the video of the altercation and sharing his dialog with the passenger publicly.”
“In keeping with present legal guidelines, Abang may be docked 21 demerit factors and fined $500 for sharing the video publicly which is able to routinely disqualify him from driving Go-Jek.”
Tahukah anda driver gojek singapore hari tu bakal dikenakan denda 500sd dan bakal di ban dari gojek gara2 sebarkan video hari tu. Kejam bukan undang2 manusia ini. Drivers e hailing sedang buat petition utk bantu driver tu. anda juga boleh membantu di hyperlink https://t.co/QuPFN4gUlX pic.twitter.com/6qFG5ocdaV
— Nabil Nordin (@NabilNxrdin) February 4, 2019
The Change.org petition additionally warned towards donating cash for this trigger as its solely function is to attraction to the LTA. The Go-Jek driver additionally warned towards donating to those that declare to be accumulating cash on behalf of him, as he didn’t ask for any cash and warned that it might be a rip-off.
In the meantime, those that began the Change.org petition clarified,
“We, the starters of this petition don’t acquire any funds for any particular person or organisations, not even pocketing any cash chipped in upon signing this petition.”
“There isn’t a motive why any financial donation must be concerned on this case as Abang continues to be match and wholesome to earn an honest dwelling for his household. There isn’t a checking account quantity or card particulars hooked up to this petition. If u have donated any quantity please revert to Change.org as our primary and solely function is to e mail LTA our petition as soon as we have now sufficient signatures.”
In the meantime, the passenger, who wished to be identified solely as Jovina, advised the Straits Occasions that she didn’t have the time to file a police report towards the Go-Jek driver as a result of she left for Taiwan shortly after the incident, however she continues to be excited about it. Nevertheless, she didn’t say if she filed a grievance with the LTA over this matter.
Nicely, we hope that the Singaporean authorities can totally and pretty examine this difficulty. What are your ideas on this newest improvement? Tell us within the feedback beneath!
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