PRs and foreigners can apply for private – hire drivers in Singapore as policy changed.
I refer to the article “‘African’ driver in online video is a Singapore PR and approved to ferry passengers: Uber” (Straits Times, Sep 26).
It states that “Under the Land Transport Authority’s regulations, PRs and foreign work pass holders can apply to become private-hire drivers but they must be employees of a company offering chauffeured services. ST understands that the driver meets this requirement.”
So, how many private-hire drivers are PRs and foreigners, and what is the breakdown of all the drivers into Singaporeans, PRs and foreigners?
Why was the policy changed when it has always been the policy that only Singaporeans age 30 and above can be taxi drivers?
Leong Sze Hian