The taxi drivers community in Singapore were up in arms over an article in The Sunday Times that a taxi driver was able to earn $7,000 every month.
This community were up in arms because their wives were questioning them if they were hiding their earnings from them, sans the Inland Revenue Authority. Most taxi drivers highlighted their take home pay were about $2,000 to $3,000 after you deduct the rental and fuel cost.
Ironically, Wanbao, the Chinese newspaper, gathered a confession from this $7,000 taxi driver that the amount stated wasn't his monthly take home revenue.
Did this taxi driver lie to The Sunday Times reporter? Or was he interviewed done under duress?
A typical feel good story suddenly turned to bad feelings.