Singapore Democratic Party heavyweight Damanhuri bin Abas announced on Facebook yesterday (9 July) that he is working as a private-hire driver for GRAB.
Mr Damanhuri is a member of the SDP’s Central Executive Committee and last participated in the elections as a member of the SDP’s team contesting Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC during the 2015 General Election.
Outside of politics, Mr Damanhuri served as Director of Muhammadiyah Islamic College and has managed educational organizations for over a decade. Yesterday, the opposition politician revealed that he was undergoing a bleak period in his life as he approached the age of 50 as an ex-PMET when he decided to turn to driving for GRAB. PMET is the acronym for professionals, managers, executives and technicians.
Calling GRAB a “godsend” for him, Mr Damanhuri shared that well-meaning friends tried to dissuade him from becoming a private-hire driver in fears that his prospect of being elected would be tarnished. Despite this, Mr Damanhuri prefers living on a honest day’s work and has no regrets after joining GRAB.