WHY ARE TAXI COMPANIES HIRING PINOY TAXI DRIVERS NOW?

Dear Editors,

I took a cab from my office to ubi this morning and I encounter a Pinoy driving taxi in Singapore. Isn't this illegal in Singapore? 

According to LTA website (source), 

  • You must be at least 30 years old;
  • You must be a Singapore Citizen holding a pink NRIC;
  • You must have a valid Class 3/3A Singapore driving licence for a continuous period of at least one year at the point of application; and 
  • You must be able to speak and read basic English.

I am shocked that some Taxi companies are breaking laws by hiring Pinoy to be working as Taxi drivers. Are our local taxi drivers going to be displaced as well? The pinoy speak with a very strong accent that I couldn't understand properly and he was also extremely rude to Singaporeans like me. 

I won't be surprised next time the whole country gets displaced with foreigners and that even our ministers are foreigners.

Can LTA please clarify why are these foreigners welcomed into our country as 'Foreign Talents' but work as cab drivers? Are we in shortage of cab drivers?

 

 

Angry Singaporean

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