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  • NEWS

    Cabbie says shrine bomber 'a foreigner'

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 26/08/2015

    » A 44-year-old male taxi driver who drove the Erawan shrine bomb suspect last Monday told police the yellow-shirted suspect was a "foreigner", an informed source said yesterday.

  • NEWS

    Cabbie cuffed after punching policeman

    Published on 13/08/2015

    » SAMUT PRAKAN - A taxi driver who punched a traffic police officer after being issued with a parking ticket was arrested shortly after fleeing the scene, police said on Thursday.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Imported home brew

    Life, Pattramon Sukprasert, Published on 12/07/2016

    » Chant Khamthongthae's life story sounds like the plot of a melodrama. After winning the lottery, he chose to start a new life abroad. Then from a motorcycle taxi driver in Bangkok working hand-to-mouth, Chant became a well-known barista with 15 years of experiences in Sydney. The boot is on the other foot now.

  • OPINION

    A bit of convenience is a breath of fresh airport

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 05/02/2015

    » Airport taxis have yet again become the talk of the town. Last month, when a Japanese man took an airport taxi, instead of being charged the standard 35 baht fee, the driver insisted on a starting rate of 75 baht.

  • OPINION

    Democratic justice

    News, Postbag, Published on 13/04/2019

    » I wish to thank the 12 diplomats and their respective democratic countries for finally supporting the Thai people. Foreign Affairs Minister Don Pramudwinai's comment, "It's an intervention in our justice system" is a joke. Without a truly democratically elected government there is no justice.

  • LEARNING

    Former Prime Minister to be tried for murder

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 06/12/2012

    » Unknown soldier shoots & kills taxi driver during military operations, so Prime Minister at the time charged with the murder.

  • NEWS

    Testing times for Rodgers and his Bhoys

    Sports, Nobby Piles, Published on 23/07/2016

    » Scottish champions Celtic avoided a second banana skin in the Champions League qualifier by overcoming Gibraltar's part-timers, the wonderfully-named Lincoln Red Imps, in comfortable fashion with a 3-0 victory at Celtic Park on Wednesday night. There was to be no repeat of the "Shock of Gibraltar" when the former European champions suffered a humiliating 1-0 first leg defeat by a team which included a customs officer, labourer, policeman and taxi driver.

  • OPINION

    Life without populism

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 06/05/2018

    » Once upon a time in a land very, very far away with a "government by the people, for the people" there was a plan to fix recalcitrant taxi drivers and make them pick up passengers, politely, and then to reward the drivers with a fare increase. And that plan was carried out in the faraway country, and passengers were happy to reward deserving, hard-working, uncomplaining taxi drivers.

  • NEWS

    Brown and out? Black family in land of stares

    Spectrum, Published on 14/07/2013

    » A motorcycle taxi driver slips off the bike he had been perched on at the mouth of a soi. A tuk-tuk driver rear-ends a car stopped at a red light. A lady walks straight into a lift door.

  • 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.

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