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  • OPINION

    Shame and fines won't fix taxi troubles

    News, Nopporn Wong-Anan, Published on 23/07/2015

    » Transport Minister Prajin Juntong decided earlier this month to delay a fare rise for metered taxis by three months to the end of October to ensure these cabs would meet a 75% score set for their service standards, compared with the average 45% to 50% they are getting now.

  • OPINION

    Don't run bike taxi rivals off the road

    News, Nopporn Wong-Anan, Published on 19/05/2016

    » Like other unsolved problems this country has been facing for decades, the safety and reliability of motorcycle taxis are being addressed through authoritarian means, using nationalism and a perceived threat to national security as a pretext to ban services by foreign operators who have more innovative solutions than our inefficient and incompetent regulators.

  • OPINION

    Tourism and taxis; what is a fair fare for all?

    News, Nopporn Wong-Anan, Published on 28/10/2016

    » Imagine you are a first-time visitor to Bangkok. You disembark at dawn at the vast, illuminated Suvarnabhumi airport, exhausted from a long-haul flight. Then, together with your spouse and children, you drowsily push your trolleys packed with luggage toward a taxi stand that has no queue of waiting passengers as dozens of airport taxi drivers eagerly await their turn, praying they get a customer who will net them the highest fare.

  • BUSINESS

    Safer streets ... but at what cost?

    Asia focus, Nopporn Wong-Anan, Published on 05/09/2016

    » Businessman Melvin Odicta Sr, accompanied by his wife Meriam and their lawyers, showed up at the office of Interior Secretary Ismael Sueño on Aug 25 to deny accusations of his involvement in illegal drug trade.

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