The e-hailing driver offered his passenger RM200 to indulge in sexual acts.
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While going taking an e-hailing ride may not bother most men, it isn’t the same with women.
In a Twitter post, e-hailing passenger Nur Isma Dalilah Ismadei highlighted her experience of being a victim of sexual harassment.
Through the tweet which was intended to warn others, Isma also shared a video recording of the driver’s voice who asked her to sleep with him.
#TW:SEXUAL HARASSMENT— Delilah (@IsmaDalilah) February 23, 2022
Girls out there tolong hati hati bila naik Grab, uncle ni awal awal tu dia tanya I “mana boyfriend”, then I cakap I takde boyfriend, pastu lama sikit tu dia diam, lepas tu dia cakap “nak tanya satu soalan boleh”, then dia tanya I pernah main ke? pic.twitter.com/AyJvetQZAT
Even more disgusting, the driver also lured Isma by offering to pay her RM200.
You want to play? I pay you. Can I pay you RM200?The e-hailing driver sexually harrassing Nur Isma.
Isma explained that she used the e-hailing service to go to work and did not think that the man who looked old would do such a thing.
She also uploaded a screenshot of the driver’s name.
Netizens Recommend Self-Defence Tools
Netizens criticised the e-hailing driver making lewd remarks.
Others said it was another reminder of the many risks women can face even when going on mundane activities.
Some recommended for women to always carry self-defence tools like pepper spray.
E-hailing company Grab also spoke out on the matter.
Meanwhile, netizens reminded that sexual harassment has also happened to other e-hailing passengers.
Hi @GrabMY yet another incident of a Grab driver sexually harassing this female passenger & even insinuating sexual violence. I’ve personally experienced Grab drivers sexually harassing me. This is NOT rare. What’s your policy on anti-sexual harassment training for Grab drivers? https://t.co/q8cf1Q4iY8— Tehmina Kaoosji (@TehminaKaoosji) December 23, 2021
And rather unfortunately, the issue also took on disturbing and even condescending racial undertones.
Some netizens pointed out it would be a dangerous distraction from actual sexual-harrasssment prevention.
I rasa gatal tu takde bangsa. Kalau gatal tu gatal. Dosa tu dosa. That's why kena always on alert and jaga jaga. Tua, muda, cina, melayu, india, matsaleh semua pun bahaya kalau niat mereka tak elok.— ᴮᴱJ.윤Tae⁷ (@scrl8r) February 25, 2022