Chicken rice boss calls taxi driver to say sorry, will give 200 packets of chicken rice to cabbies

A man who was filmed taunting a cabby has since apologised to the the taxi driver. 

As an added gesture of goodwill, he has promised to give 200 packets of chicken rice to other cabbies.

A video of Mr Gary Lim, who is the boss of The Yang's Traditional Hainanese Chicken Rice, showed him blocking the cabby's way and telling him that he "cannot do big things" as he is a taxi driver.

Shin Min Daily News reported that 37-year-old Mr Lim's chicken rice outlets at 8 Braddell Road and 562 Serangoon Road will prepare 200 packets of chicken rice for cabbies between 3pm and 5pm on Tuesday (May 2).

Each taxi driver will get one packet and only takeaways will be possible, due to space constraints and to let diners enjoy the food.

Mr Lim apologised to the 33-year-old cabby, known only as Mr Sun, on Saturday (April 29) evening during a phone conversation.

The call ended with Mr Sun wishing Mr Lim well, adding that he hoped they could move on from the incident, report The Straits Times.

Mr Lim said in Mandarin: "I want to apologise. I drank too much and said some senseless things. But I had no intention of harming you. Frankly, I was quite rash, I said things I shouldn't have said, and hope you can accept my apology."

To which Mr Sun responded: "I feel this apology isn't an issue, in fact I didn't take (the incident) to heart. I'm already at peace. But before I formally accept your apology, I want to let you know that no matter what problem a person faces in life, he should not vent his anger on others."

"You are a grown man, not a child," Mr Sun added. "So I hope you'll treat this as a lesson, keep moving forward, become more amicable, and not look down on other people's jobs. Whether you are a cleaner, or a big boss, I feel this is a question of basic respect towards others."

Mr Lim had approached Shin Min Daily News himself, as he hoped to apologise to Mr Sun face-to-face.

However, as the latter was busy with work on Saturday evening, the newspaper helped arrange for the two to speak over the phone.