but to no avail.
“Only three days after the incident, someone claiming that he was from the company called me. The same employee called me a few days after. During the second call, he threatened and asked me ‘What (did) I want?’,” she alleged.
Wong had booked a ride home at 9.30pm last Sunday and she noticed another passenger in the front seat as she got into the vehicle.
She claimed that she did not speak to the driver until he went in a wrong direction despite her giving directions.
As the car approached Puchong, the other passenger brandished a knife and demanded the woman hand over her valuables before she was left at the roadside near an apartment.
Police had arrested the 22year-old driver at the Pagoh north-bound rest and service conducting a background check.
In a statement yesterday, Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said among the products listed were Vida Beauty Sdn Bhd’s Qu Gebu AP Krim, which was found to contain hydroquinone and tretinoin.
Other banned products were Night Glowing (mercury) and Night Glow (hydroquinone and tretinoin) by Ezzueriche Wellness, Glowing Speed Gold Day Cream and Glowing Speed Gold Night Cream (mercury) by Babiez area at 11pm on Wednesday.
They are still looking for his accomplice.
An Uber spokesman, in response, said the company had cooperated with police since they were made aware of the incident, a few hours later.
“On their instruction and since this is an ongoing criminal investigation, we have been unable to comment on the matter or to reach out to either party.
“We have now been in contact with Wong and will continue to engage her directly regarding this incident. We would like to assure members of the public that Uber takes safety seriously.”
Meanwhile, the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) said it will haul up Uber to review its current drivers screening process.
“Although this incident is classified as a criminal act, which falls Glow Skincare, Nour Ain Night Cream (mercury) by Elsuhaz (M) Sdn Bhd, and Royal Expert Whitening Cream (mercury) by Ortus Expert Cosmetics.
He advised consumers to immediately seek advice from health professionals if they experienced any discomfort from using the products.
Dr Noor Hisham warned the sellers and distributors of the products to stop selling and distributing them immediately or face action for violating the Control under the jurisdiction of the police, SPAD views this matter very seriously and will summon Uber immediately to review its current drivers’ screening process,” it said in a statement.
The commission said the wellbeing and safety of passengers remained its top priority.
“Once full regulation of e-hailing is passed in Parliament (targeted by July 2017), SPAD expects e-hailing operators to practise the highest standards of safety and service quality,” it added.
It said under the proposed amendment to the Land Public Transport Act 2010, all e-hailing drivers will be required to register with SPAD and will be subjected to stringent background checks in synergy with other enforcement agencies, including the police and the Road Transport Department. of Drugs and Cosmetics Regulations 1984.
He said under the regulations, individuals could be fined not exceeding RM25,000 or jailed up to three years, or both for the first offence, and fined not exceeding RM50,000 or jailed for up to five years, or both for each subsequent offences.
For companies committing the offence, the fine is up to RM50,000 for the first offence and up to RM100,000 for subsequent offences.
Some of the cosmetic products that were found to contain scheduled poisons.