Uber driver lodges report over lustful male passenger


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 13 Jul 2017

Uber had provided the city with the driver information for more than two years, but stopped in December.

MELAKA: A young Uber driver went through moments of terror when a burly passenger molested her at the end of the journey.

She claimed the foreigner grabbed her left hand and kissed her while paying the fare at a housing estate in Taman Kesidang here on Tuesday.

The 23-year-old driver lodged a report at the Tengkera police station an hour after the 1.30pm incident.

The passenger was earlier picked up in Bukit Beruang.

Upon reaching his destination, he refused to alight from the car and molested the woman.

The Star was told that the foreigner also pestered her to go on a rendezvous with him and promised to take good care of her.

She screamed at him, demanding that he get out of the car, before she drove to the police station.

Melaka Tengah OCPD Asst Comm Afnizar Ahmad confirmed receiving the report.

On May 21, a pregnant woman was robbed by an Uber driver and an accomplice while on her way home. The woman later suffered a miscarriage.

Sales assistant Wong Mei Yan, 26, who was over a month into her pregnancy, told a press conference that she suffered a miscarriage about a week after the incident.

Police arrested the driver at the R&R Pagoh in Muar, Johor, on May 24.

Last month, an Uber driver in Selangor was arrested for a robbery case involving two teenage victims.

The driver had apparently forcibly changed the destination and left the teenagers stranded in Kajang.

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