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From Minister to Uber driver


  • Nation
  • Saturday, 18 Jun 2016

PETALING JAYA: Tan Sri Wahid Omar has tried his hand driving with Uber, the ride-sharing app that is gaining popularity here and worldwide.

Pictures of the former Minister in the Prime Ministers Department and a Uber passenger have been circulating widely on social networks, with many praising Wahid for his willingness to take on the challenge of being a driver.   

Facebook user Firdaus Fadzil had on Friday posted a selfie of himself and Wahid in the new Proton Perdana with the caption “Uber my way to office by probably one of the most successful corporate & economic maestros with his new Perdana. 5 star rating for YB Senator Dato Sri!”

Firdaus said that his ride from Putrajaya to KL Sentral cost RM30. 

National Entrepreneurship Institute (Inksen) executive director Norizan Sharif said on Facebook that Wahid told him that he picked up eight people that day.

“I am trying to understand the pulse of the people,” Wahid supposedly told Norizan when they broke fast together.

He said that Wahid was a Uber driver for three days before going for pilgrimage to Mecca.

Wahid who was appointed as Minister in the Prime Minister's Department in charge of Economic Planning in 2013. His tenure as senator ended in June.

He was previously the president and CEO of Maybank. Attempts to contact Wahid were unsuccessful.

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