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Bangkok cabbie has license suspended for dumping Korean passengers

 

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A taxi driver has been fined a total of 2,000 baht and had his license suspended for one month for dumping two Korean passengers.

 

Officials from the Land Transport Department took action against taxi driver Surachart Artwongsa, 43, after he had a disagreement with two passengers who he said were speaking a language he did not understand.

 

The passengers were later discovered to be Korean, one of whom was a famous TV personality who posted a video of his ordeal on social media.

 

According to Korean TV presenter Kim Woo Ri, the driver had driven him and a work colleague round in circles for more than 20 minutes. When he complained, the driver threatened him with a stick.

 

Mr Surachart told officials that due to the language barrier between him and his passengers he thought they wanted to go Sampeng market, when actually they wanted to go to Sathorn Road.

 

Mr Surachart added that he didn’t want to take them to Sathorn Road so without asking for a fare, he told the passengers to leave his cab.

 

He said he became angry at the passengers because they left the doors of his cab open when they left.

 

He also said he didn’t threaten them with a stick as was originally claimed, but instead used the cardboard centre of a toilet roll.

 

Mr Surachart apologised for damaging the image of Thailand and that of other  Bangkok taxi drivers.

 

Source: https://www.sanook.com/news/7602358/

 
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35 minutes ago, Phuketshrew said:

Can someone explain what this self perceived "image" of Thailand really is? 

Perfection, centre of the universe, best in ta hone why wornd.

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Doubtful......because despite his licence suspension, most probable the chap will continue driving his car and continue trying to cheat passengers on refusing the meter....these official taxi crooks of Bangkok are a plague to society and destroy the first image one can get of Thailand at the airport when they argue on turning ON the meter....

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4 minutes ago, Aachen said:

What ae these comments god for? Your ego?

It seems these comments are good for provoking more comments.

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If ever we needed an ''Honest Tax Driver Returns Wallet'' tale tail ..its now !!!

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Last week we took a taxi from mochit, the driver had long black curly hair but on the license was a pic of a man with millimetered hair and he looked totally different..the driver was good though and used the metre.

 

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14 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

He also said he didn’t threaten them with a stick as was originally claimed, but instead used the cardboard centre of a toilet roll.

That is big "toilet roll".

 

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17 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

Mr Surachart apologised for damaging the image of Thailand and that of other  Bangkok taxi drivers

and also for damaging the cardboard center of an innocent toilet roll.

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Tomorrow's balancing news:

Honest Bangkok cabbie returns toilet roll to grateful tourist who will now retire in Thailand because of this.

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Welcome to LOS TAXI service...I had been dumped many times because of drivers refused to use meter but never had any serious argument...

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