Hong Kong cabby who shared photo of breastfeeding passenger arrested

A passenger breastfeeding her baby in the backseat of the taxi driven by Chow, 48. He had taken a photo of her and posted it on a Facebook group for taxi drivers.
A passenger breastfeeding her baby in the backseat of the taxi driven by Chow, 48. He had taken a photo of her and posted it on a Facebook group for taxi drivers.PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM HK.APPLE.NEXTMEDIA.COM

A Hong Kong cabby, who took a photo of a passenger who breastfed in his taxi and then uploaded it online, was arrested on Thursday (Dec 8).

The photo had caused a public outcry due to the intrusion of privacy. Some also called it sexual harassment.

Many netizens hurled insults at the 48-year-old taxi driver, surnamed Chow, calling him despicable and uncouth, Apple Daily reported.

He was also criticised by the taxi association and lawmakers.

Mr Chow was arrested but has not been charged, the South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported.

He had posted the photo of the woman breastfeeding her baby in the backseat of his taxi on a Facebook group for taxi drivers on Saturday. He also posted a comment expressing his incredulity.

The passenger's face and part of her breasts could be seen in the photo. Chow later removed it and changed his Facebook name.

A source told SCMP that Mr Chow was tracked down through his Internet use.

Health Minster Ko Wing-man on Sunday urged people to show respect for breastfeeding mothers.