It appears that even with stiff competition from ride-hailing services like Uber and Grab, some taxi drivers are still engaging in the time-honoured tradition of overcharging tourists – the Malay Mail reported that two French tourists were charged RM800 for a trip to Putrajaya and back, when they really only wanted to go from Suria KLCC to Masjid Negara. One of the victims, Sarah, said that they hailed the taxi at the shopping mall and asked the driver to take them to the mosque, but the latter refused to switch on his fare meter and proceeded to go on the detour. The incident, which occurred around 6 pm on Saturday, prompted the tourists to lodge a report with the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD), providing the registration number of the taxi and a photo of the driver. “The victim claimed the taxi driver involved instead took them to Putrajaya first before going to the National Mosque,” an SPAD spokesman told Harian Metro. “Upon arriving at Masjid Negara, the taxi driver forced the victims to pay RM800.” The spokesman said that according to the information received, the driver took advantage of them by using a further route when the distance between… Read full this story
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