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BANGKOK 24 July 2019 09:53
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Taxi driver with a gun sparks online debate

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Taxi driver with a gun sparks online debate

 

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A passenger posted pictures of a Thai taxi driver with a gun attached to the dash.

 

He said humorously on the "Khrai Mai Jeng - Goo Jeng" Facebook site:

 

"You can take me anywhere, mate. I really don't mind if you take the long way round".

 

But it was no laughing matter for netizens who said it was scary and demanded that the authorities take action. 

 

Was the gun even registered and why did he have it?, they demanded. 

 

Some suggested the gun was for self-defense and might not have been real. 

 

Thaivisa suggests that you might want to stay tuned for the response from the Department of Land Transport. 

 

Source: MThai

 
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12 minutes ago, webfact said:

But it was no laughing matter for netizens who said it was scary and demanded that the authorities take action. 

The taxi driver may have gone a bit to far, but I wonder how many of these netizens carry protection in their car? My wife always keeps a knife in the car and so do most of her family and friends...

 

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How many taxi drivers have been attacked or robbed..........apart from other taxi drivers that is!

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3 hours ago, bluesofa said:

At least with a knife I suppose it can double to prepare food in an emergency. Not as practical with a gun - not so easy to shoot the top off a durian or a coconut.

 

Yes but, handy for hammering in nails with the grip

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Could be a cop. Quite a few policemen here moonlight as taxi drivers.

 

Still showing of the gun like that is definitely a no no.

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I’m trying to think of scum lower on the ladder than some BKK taxi drivers, but I’m drawing a blank here.

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Taxi drivers with weapons on display is a no-no...period. Can't project this sort of contempt and lawlessness regardless of the "situation" or "who he thinks he is"...not OK. I know many in vehicles carry weapons for whatever reason but it's against the law...as if that means anything. This is an example of what the cops should stamp down hard on and make an example of. Dream on though.

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6 hours ago, webfact said:

Thaivisa suggests that you might want to stay tuned for the response from the Department of Land Transport. 

Wake me up when it materialises.

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7 hours ago, missoura said:

The taxi driver may have gone a bit to far, but I wonder how many of these netizens carry protection in their car? My wife always keeps a knife in the car and so do most of her family and friends...

 

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What a wonderful society the Land of Smiles is. A million miles from the rubbish that TAT peddles, when citizens feel they have to carry protection with them wherever they go.

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1 hour ago, Sir Dude said:

I know many in vehicles carry weapons for whatever reason but it's against the law...as if that means anything.

 

Whether something is illegal or not has absolutely no relevance in Thailand.

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4 minutes ago, Bangkok Barry said:

 

Whether something is illegal or not has absolutely no relevance in Thailand.

Thank you for telling me something I already knew and posted in that post. Cheers.

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11 minutes ago, Sir Dude said:

Thank you for telling me something I already knew and posted in that post. Cheers.

 

 

I'm sorry that you're having a bad day.

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