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Motorcycle-taxi driver brings government wrath down on coworkers with online vest sale offer

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PATTAYA:--A Pattaya motorcycle taxi driver was arrested for allegedly trying to sell his licensed vest on Facebook for 120,000 baht.

 

Banglamung-based National Council for Peace and Order officers, Pattaya police and Chonburi Land Transport Department officials swooped down on the motorcycle-taxi stand outside the White Rose Mansion on Soi Yensabai Jan. 19.

 

Driver Pornthep Jampangam, 39, was taken into custody for posting the ad, offering his vest, which he claimed would earn people 1,000 baht a day in earnings.

 

He confessed to police that he’d been driving a motorcycle taxi for 10 years and wanted to retire and wanted to sell the vest to have money to go back home.

 

While they were there, land transport officials checked Pornthep’s 13 co-workers and found they were using the wrong type of motorcycles, weren’t dressed properly and other offenses. All were sent to the Banglamung District office for corrective action and training.

 

Department inspector Wasu Mongkolkaew said the LTD works strenuously to keep corruption out of the motorcycle taxi business which is why selling registered vests and licenses is outlawed. He said the entire motorcycle kiosk may be shut down and the drivers suspended.

 

-- PATTAYA MAIL 2019-01-25

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1 hour ago, Rimmer said:

He said the entire motorcycle kiosk may be shut down and the drivers suspended.

That will impact on the value of the taxi vest.

 

BTW why is it illegal to sell the vest/right to operate a motorcycle taxi? Does the LTD want a slice? It is not like the owner is trying to rent it out to unqualified riders.

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Typical scum, he will sell grandma next week for some Lao Khao.

 

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While they were there, land transport officials checked Pornthep’s 13 co-workers and found they were using the wrong type of motorcycles, weren’t dressed properly and other offenses. All were sent to the Banglamung District office for corrective action and training.

 

And maybe 50% of them were pissed up.

 

 

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21 hours ago, Rimmer said:

 

Banglamung-based National Council for Peace and Order officers, Pattaya police and Chonburi Land Transport Department officials swooped down

It wouldn't have been instigated by Pattaya Plod who are in bed with the various transport mafias about town.

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Seems reasonable to me to be able to sell your own business; same as a taxi medallion in New York City. The people in charge want to make the profit by reselling over and over again, like that vest was a house except someone wants 100  percent every time it changes hands.

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Tenuously-related to this post - I recall around 12 years ago when my mad ex in Phuket paid about 1 million baht (not my money) to buy a taxi licence with authority to pick up/drop off passengers from within Phuket airport.

 

She then purchased the most clapped-out old taxi that she could find and proceeded to operate her new taxi all day and night, in order to reap as much revenue as possible.  The poor old taxi driver was completely exhausted, but she allowed me to sleep for a couple of hours around 3 am... 🙂

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