M'sians Are Thanking Taxi Drivers For "Promoting" Other E-Hailing Apps In Recent Protest

Well, that backfired.

Earlier this week, taxi drivers in Klang Valley staged yet another protest against ride-hailing apps in a gathering of about 200 taxi drivers in front of the Finance Ministry in Putrajaya

Image via Twitter @droupr

New Straits Times reported that they were protesting against the government's alleged plan to hold talks with ride-hailing company Grab to provide free transport services at MRT stations. 

The taxi drivers also threatened to hold protests nationwide if Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng did not give an explanation for giving "preferential treatment" to Grab in 24 hours.

During the protest, one taxi driver was seen holding up a giant list bearing the word "STOP" at the top followed by the names of ride-hailing apps such as Grab, MyCar, and DACSEE

Image via Twitter @droupr

However, the list probably didn't work the way the taxi drivers intended it to... 'coz Malaysians on Twitter started thanking them for "recommending" alternatives to the more well-known Grab

Image via Twitter

Image via Twitter

Image via Twitter

Image via Twitter

In an amusing turn of events, Droupr - one of the companies included in the list - tweeted they are actually a carpooling app and cheekily added that they don't even own the purple taxis you'd sometimes see on the streets of KL

Image via Twitter @droupr

Oh well. At least something beneficial came out of the protest.

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