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After the storm comes the honesty! Hero cabby gives back a whopping 300K to tourist


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After the storm comes the honesty! Hero cabby gives back a whopping 300K to tourist

 

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Following some negative press about the honesty of taxi drivers came a feel good story from Surat Thani. 

 

A van driver in Koh Pangan has return $9,000 US (about 300,000 baht) to an Israeli tourist. 

 

The governor of the province Wichawut Jinto praised driver Yaya Jemeng, 42, for displaying the legendary Thai kindness and honesty after returning the money at a resort on Wednesday night.

 

He said this was a fine example of public spirit and a boon for tourism.  

 

He will send his deputy Prawet Thaiprayoon to the island on Saturday to give Yaya a certificate in honor of his great actions. 

 

The news follows a case of a taxi driver in Bangkok ripping off passengers with a special button to boost the fare. 

 

The case also comes in the wake of comments by a leading police general that he had not encountered Thais ripping off Thais before. 

 

Source: TNA

 
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15 minutes ago, webfact said:

The case also comes in the wake of comments by a leading police general that he had not encountered Thais ripping off Thais before. 

It makes him appear to sound like Tommy, from the film by The Who: "That deaf, dumb and blind kid..."

 

Why is the face of the tourist (and her T-shirt logo) pixelated, but the taxi driver isn't?

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11 minutes ago, bluesofa said:

Why is the face of the tourist (and her T-shirt logo) pixelated, but the taxi driver isn't?

Because Koh Phangan is a small place and a woman with 300.000 baht cash might become a target for the partying western tourists there, of we course we don't want that to happen.

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39 minutes ago, webfact said:

displaying the legendary Thai kindness

Kicking the butt out of it a bit with that little ditty ..

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30 minutes ago, webfact said:

The governor of the province Wichawut Jinto praised driver Yaya Jemeng, 42, for displaying the legendary Thai kindness and honesty after returning the money at a resort on Wednesday night.

 

Are you feeling the Love?!  :biggrin:   Cause I am and I knew that this would happen. All you defamers, naysayers, and negative nellies, with your bad stories & constant whinging about taxis, vans, red songtaoew's, take that "legendary Thai kindness and honesty" and stuff it in your Christmas stocking.

 

It's Christmas and Christmas came early! WooHoo!   :thumbsup:

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Had to happen, after yesterdays headline of taxi drivers having doctored meters.

Not even 24 hours..... honest hero taxi driver gives back 3000.000 to tourist.

What tourist, or any other person just happens to leave 300.000 baht lying around?

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1 minute ago, Darcula said:

They must be running out of new tourist faces.

I can see we think alike.

It does seem odd that a taxi driver (a popular occupation) is willing to show his face, but the tourist (according to TAT, the numbers are always increasing) is perhaps a serial amnesiac who regularly leaves large amounts money laying around - but always only in taxis.

We need a study to show 'forgotten cash' left behind by tourists, compared to finders' occupation.

 

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Really is time they got some new material, this story is done.

 

BTW is their anything worth reporting of Thai good deeds for tourists who have not left valuables in taxis, I'm sure there is so let's hear it. 

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This is PTC which is a Bangkok based transport company.

 

What's the van doing 640 km's away from head office?

 

Suranthani Airport has its own transport vans and would not approve of this company being on their patch.

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35 minutes ago, Darcula said:

They must be running out of new tourist faces.

Possibly, a Google image search netted the unadulterated image.

 

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Following some negative press about the honesty of taxi drivers came a feel good story from Surat Thani. 

 

 

Does anybody smell the coffee, yet?!

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2 hours ago, colinneil said:

Had to happen, after yesterdays headline of taxi drivers having doctored meters.

Not even 24 hours..... honest hero taxi driver gives back 3000.000 to tourist.

What tourist, or any other person just happens to leave 300.000 baht lying around?

Maybe tomorrow will will see

A General give back a lost wallet to a honest Falang. :stoner:

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6 hours ago, bluesofa said:

It makes him appear to sound like Tommy, from the film by The Who: "That deaf, dumb and blind kid..."

 

Why is the face of the tourist (and her T-shirt logo) pixelated, but the taxi driver isn't?

Maybe the T-shirt reads: "Proud employee of the TAT"

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Poor people are more scared of the law than middle or wealth class people. Poor people have more to lose and can not afford lawyers etc.

 

So in this case i think the guy was scared that the women would report the money stolen and the police would investigate him and eventually charge him with theft.

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6 hours ago, rkidlad said:

Is there anyone on here who believes these stories? 

It was only yesterday, or maybe Wednesday, I predicted a story like this, when a taxi driver was caught scamming passengers.

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9 hours ago, bluesofa said:

I can see we think alike.

It does seem odd that a taxi driver (a popular occupation) is willing to show his face, but the tourist (according to TAT, the numbers are always increasing) is perhaps a serial amnesiac who regularly leaves large amounts money laying around - but always only in taxis.

We need a study to show 'forgotten cash' left behind by tourists, compared to finders' occupation.

 

she was part of the ones they catch yesterday... can not show the face, 3rd time they use same photo

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