It came, and then it went, supposedly because of what she was wearing!
Qyshia says she called the driver and this is the conversation she had with him:
Me: hi… I tink you drove past me. Where do you want me to wait for you?
Driver: r u the one wearing the white head scarve and black dress?
Me: yes! Where u want me to wait for you?
Driver: sorry! I do not take people cover like that.
Following the phone conversation, Qyshia says she received a message from Uber saying that he driver had cancelled her request, and that another driver will be found for her.
She, however, decided to hail a taxi instead.
Believing that Qyshia was refused a ride because she was wearing a tudung and black dress, many online have slammed the driver for discrimination.
Said Nita Lee Mohd: “This is totally unacceptable. Discrimination clearly in Singapore.”
Rine Chen seconded that opinion: “Wht is cover like this? He is new human??”
The most recent incident in which a Muslim woman was bullied because she was wearing a tudung took place in July last year.
Then, PUMA promoters at an Isetan store allegedly told woman colleague to “leave the premises as she was wearing a headscarf and should not be working there.”
Isetan has apologised for the incident and said it will counsel its staff.