Netizens speculate that his master degree is not recognized and he had to get a job as a taxi driver. Some even poke fun and said that he is not a “master degree holder” but a “master in Chao Ni ma” or Master in F*** your mother”.
The 42-year-old Taxi driver has been identified as Feng Zhan Ning, netizens poke fun of his name as it directly translates to “Crazy chop you(疯斩您）” in English. The media reported that he has returned to China but an interview with STOMP revealed that he describes himself as a godly figure.
He claims to have godly powers and self-proclaimed that he is a godly figure. After his arrest, he even described the Police as “mafia police”. In a report by Zaobao he said the following “Godly me has suffered 20 years of being framed by the mafia police and Institute of Mental Health (IMH), filling my heart with hatred,”
He also claimed that he was offered a PhD entry interview with NUS but he did not like it and did not took the offer.
He will be charged in court for his violence.
Foreigners can now officially compete with SG cabbies
By: 永久浪客/Forever Vagabond
It is now official. Foreigners can now legally and officially compete with Singaporean taxi drivers on Singapore roads.
It was announced in Parliament yesterday that Uber, Grab or other transport app drivers will be regulated soon. Like taxi drivers, they will need to get a taxi vocational licence and be subjected to the various LTA taxi regulations.
There is no minimum age as long as the drivers held a Class 3/3A driving licence for at least two years.
But the biggest caveat is, both PRs and work permit holders can now apply. They cannot be sole-proprietors however. All they need to do is to come under the umbrella of a transport company. That is to say, they must be employed by a company.
So, for example, a transport company can hire a work permit holder for $1,000 and give him a bit more commission to work as a ‘taxi driver’. No doubt, with the right incentives and the strong S$, the work permit holder will have no qualms working 12 hours a day voluntarily.
Previously, only Singaporeans can drive taxi as can be seen in LTA website (https://www.lta.gov.sg/content/ltaweb/en/public-transport/taxis/industry-matters-for-taxi-drivers/driving-a-taxi-in-singapore.html). Only Singaporeans above 30 years old can drive one:
• 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.
Now, a 20-year-old foreign work permit holder can also get into this trade.
Attractiveness of Strong S$
Indeed, the strong S$ has been attracting a lot of foreigners, especially those from third world countries, to come and work in Singapore.
Take for example, for an Indian national working in Singapore, S$1 can translate to Rs 50 for him to send home.
According to this news (http://infochangeindia.org/urban-india/features/bangalores-contract-municipal-cleaners-battle-for-minimum-wage.html), the minimum wage for a municipal cleaner in Bangalore, one of the more expensive cities in India, is Rs 1,800 (S$36) per month. But because of constant collusion between cleaning companies and officials, the cleaners are only making Rs 800-900 (S$16-18) per month under inhuman conditions.
At S$1,000, this translates to Rs 50,000 per month, some 28 times (or 56 times unofficially) that of a cleaner’s wage in Bangalore. It’s no wonder that many third world nationals want to come and work in Singapore, even willing to put up with 12-hour work day, nevermind about flouting Singapore labour laws.
In any case, commuters should be prepared to be see more foreign ‘taxi’ drivers driving them in the near future.