ComfortDelGro should be a 'big brother', not 'big bully'

I read with disbelief that ComfortDelGro is encouraging its drivers to take snapshots of private-hire car drivers pulling up at taxi stands and committing other minor offences (ComfortDelGro targets errant private-hire drivers; July 4).

All this does is sow seeds of discord and create a deeper divide between the drivers of taxis and drivers of private-hire cars.

I urge ComfortDelGro to take a mature view and play a more responsible role as a "big brother" instead of a "big bully".

The Land Transport Authority has legalised private-hire cars. It must take steps to overcome any further misunderstanding.

Taxi stands and drop-off points are built with taxpayers' money, so they should not be used by taxis exclusively .

The honeymoon period is over for taxis; the public has suffered long enough.

Private-car operators... are an integral part of our public transport system and should not be discriminated against any further, but treated equally by everyone.

Private-car operators complement the taxi industry, and their service is benefiting the public tremendously.

They are an integral part of our public transport system and should not be discriminated against any further, but treated equally by everyone.

Chew Guan Sun

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 07, 2017, with the headline 'ComfortDelGro should be a 'big brother', not 'big bully''. Print Edition | Subscribe