Citing safety, TransMalaya EXpress segregates passengers by gender. The real issue is danger from an accident: Where are the seat belts?
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Bus firm: Marriage certificate not required for tickets
PETALING JAYA: Long-haul bus company TransMalaya Ekspres has denied claims that Muslim couples are required to produce a marriage certificate when purchasing bus tickets at its counters.
Its ticket servicing department officer, Rina Suhara Ramli, said the company had never imposed such a requirement on its customers as it believed in respecting their privacy.
“We have never asked for a marriage certificate from passengers who want to buy bus tickets. We only segregate passengers based on gender.
“Sometimes, we will not stop a male passenger from sitting with a female because they know each other. For customers travelling alone, we will ask them what they prefer.
“We do not impose strict rules but, at the same time, we try our best to respect the privacy of our passengers,” she told FMT today.
Not everyone is positive about the move but if you don’t like it, don’t buy a ticket.
http://www.todayonline.com/world/asia/citing-safety-malaysian-transmalaya-express-buses-segregate-male-female-passengers … Malaysian Muslim Madness – You may think this is a moderate nation but it’s becoming more and more fucked up!
29 Dec 2016
#ICYMI: Citing safety, TransMalaya express buses segregate male, female passengers
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 28 ― Male and female passengers who board long-haul bus operator TransMalaya Ekspres will be expected to sit separately if they are not family or married, even when they are non-Muslims.
Speaking to Malay Mail Online, the company said it made the decision to provide comfort and safety for female passengers, following concerns over sexual harassment against the group.
“The point of this is to give an advantage to our female passengers because we have heard and read reports of how female travellers get molested by strangers, so we took this effort to give them a greater sense of security and comfort.
“This is for both Muslim and non-Muslim. We simply want to avoid any untoward incidents,” said Noorlini Ramli, the owner and co-founder of KRZ Management Sdn Bhd that manages the TransMalaya fleet.
Noorlini said the initiative was taken following her own negative experience as a lone traveller, and witnessing couples act in buses in ways she deemed inappropriate.
“I used to travel alone when I was a student at UiTM Jengka, and at that that time, I had to witness some couples behaving inappropriately in the bus in full view of other passengers and I had to sit beside a foreigner who started acting funny with me.
“These were the basis of our initiative today. Single female travellers are usually exposed to more danger. We put ourselves in our passengers’ shoes,” she added.
Despite that, Noorlini said none of TransMalaya’s passengers had complained of harassment prior to the move.
Noorlini said she and her husband Amir Khairul Amri Budiman Khairuddin, who is the chief executive officer and co-founder of the firm, came up with the idea and started implementing it from February last year.
She also claimed that the move was well-received by customers from all racial and religious backgrounds.