Foodpanda rider goes viral for shoo-ing men away from female coaches on Malaysian MRT

In an inspiring act of advocacy for gender-segregated public transportation, a Foodpanda delivery rider has earned widespread praise for reminding male passengers to vacate the women’s coach on a recent MRT journey.

The incident, captured and shared on TikTok by user @jai.samud, highlights the importance of respecting designated spaces and gender-specific travel arrangements within public transit systems.

The video, which quickly went viral, showcases the Foodpanda rider calmly and courteously guiding a group of men out of the women’s coach during non-peak hours.

The fact that this coach was not fully occupied does not diminish the significance of the rider’s actions; it underscores his unwavering commitment to maintaining the rules and standards of the public transportation system.

In the video, the Foodpanda rider can be seen pointing out the pink signage on the floor that clearly designates the coach for women. He politely informs the male passengers, “This side is for women,” emphasizing the importance of adhering to the designated spaces.

The incident has ignited a wave of appreciation and support on social media platforms, particularly among women who commend the Foodpanda rider for his actions.

Some users even suggested that the transportation organization should consider hiring individuals like him to oversee the proper utilization of women’s coaches, a proposal that highlights the need for consistent enforcement of gender-segregated spaces.

Acts of advocacy like the one demonstrated by the Foodpanda rider not only educate but also foster a more inclusive and respectful commuting environment.

Gender-segregated coaches are not unique to Malaysia; many countries around the world have similar arrangements in place to cater to the specific needs and preferences of passengers. However, the success of such initiatives hinges on the willingness of passengers to adhere to the rules.