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Rafizi to expose masterminds behind cabbies' suffering

Shakira Buang  |  Published:  |  Modified:

The hardship faced by cabbies in the country are caused by several politically connected "masterminds" who control the issuance of taxi permits, claimed Pandan MP Rafizi Ramli - and he plans to expose them.

"InsyaAllah, in the coming months we will show, one by one, the faces behind the taxi permit companies, who profit from the suffering of taxi drivers," Rafizi told some 200 cabbies when officiating at the Malaysian Taxi Drivers Congress in Petaling Jaya today.

"These masterminds are our main enemies. We have to show that for decades they have collected tens of millions (of ringgit) from the hardwork of taxi drivers," he added.

Cabbies in Malaysia have claimed that they have been facing growing economic pressure, especially with the increasing prevalence of ride-sharing services such as Uber and Grab...

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