A man in Kuala Lumpur was woken up 3 times after midnight by e-hailing drivers who arrived at his house to pick him up.
Speaking to NST, the man shared that the 3 separate e-hailing drivers arrived at his home about 20-minutes apart, at 1.57 am, 2.23 am, and 2.48 am respectively, all claiming that they received ride requests to bring him from his home to a nearby restaurant.
Since the incident, the man had lodged a police report and was trying to identify the person who made the e-hailing bookings to his house.
He had also reached out to Parti Utama Rakyat chairman Datuk Mohd Daud Leong to make another complaint.
In a press conference, Mohd Daud said he would contact the e-hailing company to ensure the police investigation into the matter could be sped up.
“Since it was during the wee hours of the night, coupled with shock, the victim said he couldn’t remember the exact name of the destination for the e-hailing booking mentioned by the drivers. All he remembered was that it was the name of some restaurant,” Mohd Daud said.
Fortunately, the drivers accepted his explanation and apologised for bothering him late at night. Though the incident had left him and his entire family in fear.
Mohd Daud then called on the e-hailing company, the police, and the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) to resolve the matter as soon as possible.
“I’m sure this is not the first time such a thing has happened. Other people must have experienced this too and it is something that should be highlighted for everyone’s safety.
“Imagine waking up at 2am to someone who said they received bookings to bring you to some destination. The victim and his family are worried for their safety, especially since he has children and an elderly mother.
“Was this a prank or something serious? We must trace the person who placed the three bookings… We can’t let troublemakers use a service that we rely on for practical jokes or something even more concerning,” he said.
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