January 12, 2017 @ 7:57pm
KUALA LUMPUR: Big Blue Taxi Service founder Datuk Shamsubahrin Ismail today apologised to the Chairman of the Land Public Transport Commission (Spad), Tan Sri Syed Hamid Albar, for their past spats on taxi issues.
Shamsubahrin was known to lash out at Spad during the heated debate over ride sharing services offered by providers such as Uber and Grab, and even threatened to vote for Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) if Uber and Grab were legalised.
“In my quest to contribute and make a difference to the taxi industry, I may have unintentionally hurt certain parties and individuals.
“Today, from the bottom of my heart, I wish to apologise to Spad and specifically, Syed Hamid, for some of the things I have said and done,” he said at the launch of the “2GO” e-ticketing app.
He added that his passion towards the taxi industry had clouded his judgment at times and that he had learned some valuable lessons.
“May 2017 bring us all more successes and collaborations that will (benefit) our taxi industry and enhance our reputation nationally and globally,” he said.
Syed Hamid was present at the launch ceremony held at Suria KLCC.