A tuk-tuk driver yesterday was fined and ordered to undergo one three-hour courtesy training course for being rude and aggressive to a Singaporean couple by demanding more money than they had previously agreed for a ride.
Thung Mahamek police have fined 57-year-old Thongkham Cherdchai 1,000 baht for having the wrong driver’s license to use public transport, various Thai media reported.
He was also found to have used inappropriate language to his passengers and was also ordered to take a three-hour course to improve his driving.
Tourist Police Commissioner Major General Suthun Prommayon ordered police to search for the rude driver after a Singapore couple posted a video to Instagram on Sunday, singapore_incidents, in which they complained about their “terrible” experience in Bangkok.
“Another horrific experience for a Singaporean couple in Thailand, this time with a tuk-tuk driver,” the headline read.
Another post on the social media platform said: “BKK tuk tuk driver attacks tourists after failing to cheat on them.” The clip showed a tuk-tuk driver using foul language against the couple, including several F*** words, on a sidewalk, while his vehicle was parked at the curb, apparently on Sathorn Road.
The man pointed his finger at them and tried with his hand to prevent them from recording a video, daring them to file a complaint with the police by showing the license plate of his vehicle. They said the driver demanded more money from them even though they had paid 160 baht for the ride when he picked them up at Siam Paragon mall for a trip to Surasak BTS station
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