Last month, two taxi-drivers claimed that he was earning $7,000 a month as a taxi-driver. 32-year-old Muhammad Hasnor Hashim and 32-year-old Mark Leow told the media that they earn S$7,000 and S$6,000 a month, respectively while driving their taxis.
The reports were widely ridiculed by Singaporeans including many other taxi-drivers. Now, probably due to the public pressure, one of the taxi-drivers, Mr. Mohd Hasnor Hashim, has changed his tune “clarifying” that the amount was only for the month of May, and that his earnings per month usually only range between $4,000 to $5,000.
I don’t get why Singaporeans are so worked up about this. I personally do not believe their claims but…so what? So what if they really did earn S$6,000- S$7,000 a month? I don’t believe it but if it’s true, good for them! Now if you are a taxi-driver, I can understand your rage a little (blogger James Lim) but for the rest of us; Why all this anger and disbelief?
Whether it was a boast or not, whether it was true or not; it got nothing to do with most of us! So I really don’t get all this angst over the claims of 2 taxi-drivers! My fellow Singaporeans; let it go.