An African driving Uber in Singapore?

Observingonly

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Dont tell me this guy has a PHVL or ATD.

Or this is a makeup story?

Somebody wants to see Uber banned in Singapore like in London?
 

Ubercheaposcum

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It seems that this story is true after all.Many on social media are jumping on it.Anyone else can be a PH driver nowadays?When are we going to see more and more different nationalities coming to earn a living on the roads. Good luck to all TD and PH drivers!
 

Worm

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Singapore loves “foreign talent “ from bogus qualifications teaching in our schools to PRs driving Uber grab , the reason is clear .... open leg policies

F. The govt .
.........



'African' driver in online video is a Singapore PR and approved to ferry passengers: Uber
SINGAPORE - An online video purportedly showing a 60-year-old "African" man driving illegally for ride-hailing app Uber has turned out to be untrue.

A spokesman from Uber clarified on Tuesday (Sept 26) that the individual in question is a permanent resident (PR) in Singapore, and has been approved by the company to ferry passengers using its platform.

Uber also told The Straits Times that the man - whose name and nationality were not revealed - has been a PR for 15 years and started driving for Uber about seven months ago.

Under the Land Transport Authority's regulations, PRs and foreign work pass holders can apply to become private-hire drivers but they must be employees of a company offering chauffeured services. ST understands that the driver meets this requirement.

Over the weekend, a video depicting an exchange between an Uber passenger and his driver surfaced online. In the minute-long clip, the passenger demands to see his driver's PR identity card, and asks whether he is from Africa, likely inferring this from the latter's accent.

Apparently unhappy that his driver took a wrong turn, the passenger also asks why he came to Singapore to drive for Uber. "You just came in to Singapore for a week... You from Africa, right?You came here for how long? One week? Two weeks?" the passenger asked.

The driver replied: "People can make mistake, this is driving, Singapore roads are difficult... I didn't come here to drive Uber. I set up two companies here, I'm already retired."

In a final exchange before the video ends, the passenger accuses the driver of having been in Singapore for only two days. The driver says in exasperation: "Okay. I came (to Singapore) yesterday."

The video has been shared on several social media websites, with netizens expressing outrage about why a foreigner was allowed to drive for Uber.

Uber said it took such incidents seriously, adding that it will take the necessary actions, including removing the passenger or driver from its platform, if either party was found to have violated its rules of use.

"We would like to reiterate that Uber does not discriminate in facilitating flexible earning opportunities. Uber also reaffirms Singapore's multicultural society," the spokesman said in a statement.
 

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LeSaux

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Singapore loves “foreign talent “ from bogus qualifications teaching in our schools to PRs driving Uber grab , the reason is clear .... open leg policies

F. The govt .
.........



'African' driver in online video is a Singapore PR and approved to ferry passengers: Uber
SINGAPORE - An online video purportedly showing a 60-year-old "African" man driving illegally for ride-hailing app Uber has turned out to be untrue.

A spokesman from Uber clarified on Tuesday (Sept 26) that the individual in question is a permanent resident (PR) in Singapore, and has been approved by the company to ferry passengers using its platform.

Uber also told The Straits Times that the man - whose name and nationality were not revealed - has been a PR for 15 years and started driving for Uber about seven months ago.

Under the Land Transport Authority's regulations, PRs and foreign work pass holders can apply to become private-hire drivers but they must be employees of a company offering chauffeured services. ST understands that the driver meets this requirement.

Over the weekend, a video depicting an exchange between an Uber passenger and his driver surfaced online. In the minute-long clip, the passenger demands to see his driver's PR identity card, and asks whether he is from Africa, likely inferring this from the latter's accent.

Apparently unhappy that his driver took a wrong turn, the passenger also asks why he came to Singapore to drive for Uber. "You just came in to Singapore for a week... You from Africa, right?You came here for how long? One week? Two weeks?" the passenger asked.

The driver replied: "People can make mistake, this is driving, Singapore roads are difficult... I didn't come here to drive Uber. I set up two companies here, I'm already retired."

In a final exchange before the video ends, the passenger accuses the driver of having been in Singapore for only two days. The driver says in exasperation: "Okay. I came (to Singapore) yesterday."

The video has been shared on several social media websites, with netizens expressing outrage about why a foreigner was allowed to drive for Uber.

Uber said it took such incidents seriously, adding that it will take the necessary actions, including removing the passenger or driver from its platform, if either party was found to have violated its rules of use.

"We would like to reiterate that Uber does not discriminate in facilitating flexible earning opportunities. Uber also reaffirms Singapore's multicultural society," the spokesman said in a statement.

So no choice is African? Thought he is Malaysian?
 

Ultracraft

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So no choice is African? Thought he is Malaysian?
No lah! Worm is only making fun of him ... LOL! Maybe he is luring him out in this forum. I wonder what is his Uber per hour earning these days. I wonder if he is still driving the Audi A6 for a chauffeur service company in the 5-star hotel? I wonder if he is still working in the oil company?! :biggrin:

Setup empty shell company and drive uber. When they gonna fix this loophole?
The African admitted he was in Sg for two days only ... how the hell he got the ATD or PDVL?
 
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kl39717

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No lah! Worm is only making fun of him ... LOL! Maybe he is luring him out in this forum. I wonder what is his Uber per hour earning these days. I wonder if he is still driving the Audi A6 for a chauffeur service company in the 5-star hotel? I wonder if he is still working in the oil company?! :F


The African admitted he was in Sg for two days only ... how the hell he got the ATD or PDVL?
He's just being sarcastic to the rider. He's a PR for 15 years already. Most likely took the PR and did not stay in SG then now come here setup empty shell to drive uber. Lots of foreigners doing these.
 

UnG

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Uber said he has the acct for 7 mths so he should hv gotten has ATD alidi. one day, u might see him at STA attending the pdvl course with u..then u get a chance to ask him more Q:biggrin:
any way, that rider should hv posted the.route map too...so we all can understand how much the drive has missed...
aiyah, the rider should hv just guided the driver if he missed the first run mah....n post the video..if not, he might kana banned too due to....as what Uber has mentioned.
:confused:
 

Ultracraft

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Actually during a trip, Uber has a gps guide on the recommended route the driver should use on their rider apps. Sometime rider asked me why I used a different route from Uber recommended route. I told him many a time Uber gps route is not optimal compared to my years of experience on the road. When I reached his destination a few mins earlier than Uber eta, he kept quiet and left with a 5-star badge - Expert Navigator. :biggrin:
 

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