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Four taxi drivers face detention charge for their seizure of Uber car in Pattaya

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Four taxi drivers face detention charge for their seizure of Uber car in Pattaya

By The Nation

 

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Four taxi drivers in Pattaya who surrounded an Uber car on Wednesday afternoon and forced a Western passenger out of the vehicle were charged with illegal detention and threatening others, Provicial Police Region 2 chief Pol Lt-General Jitti Rodbangyang told the press on Thursday.

 

The four accused taxi drivers, Chalor Phumphetch, 39, Supakit Thongploem, 42, Pramote Wattanasiri, 29, and Krit Saengsuwan, 42, have declared that they did not do anything wrong.

 

The Uber driver, Surasak Khukham, 29, had filed a complaint at the Pattaya Police Station at 11pm on Wednesday. Surasak also played a video clip showing his car being surrounded by five or six taxis on Pattaya 2 Road in North Pattaya in the Bang Lamung district of Chon Buri. Surasak said the Western tourist was terrified as the taxi was besieged. 

 

Surasak was fined Bt1,000 for misusing his vehicle and his driving licence was confiscated by police. Uber services are illegal in Thailand.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/news/national/30315625

 
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They surrounded a Uber car  and forced a Uber westerner paying passenger out of the Uber car although Uber is Illegal in Thailand ! so it wasn't a Uber car it was impersonating a Uber car and Uber driver with a Uber passenger oh confusing Hmmmm

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Same happened last week and the offending taxi drivers got away with it at the Police Station.

Oh sorry. Another "misunderstanding".

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"Four taxi drivers face detention charge for their seizure of Uber car in Pattaya"


            Very surprised the police do the right thing, did not expect this

 

"The four accused taxi drivers, . . . , have declared that they did not do anything wrong."

 

             shows even more how correct this police action is 

 

Give them the opportunity to be educated while in prison

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ID: 9   Posted (edited)

If you want to see their true belligerence, try parking in their rank  and blocking them in.

I think Uber drivers should consider this!

Edited by jacko45k
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12 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

.......have declared that they did not do anything wrong.

Sort of like the reception the metered taxi's got from the Baht Bus mafia when they first got to town, until the then current mayor stepped in

 

Karma is a bitch 

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Will this mean there will be four more parking places freed up in Pattaya?  If so, I'd like to put my name down - anywhere on 2nd road will do.

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Good the Uber driver pressed charges.

Hopefully these regular taxi drivers will stop now taking these honest Uber drivers and their passengers hostage.

Very well worth the 1000 baht fine.

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I used  Grabtaxi serivce in Malaysia , nice clean  cars , polite drivers .

 

On the way to KL I got a taxi from Ekemai  Station to my  Sukumvit hotel  - a filthy old  ( springless) Datsun and he dropped me off 200 metres away - said  "road closed ' .

 

It is going to be very interesting to see  how this all pans out .

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16 hours ago, samsensam said:

 

uber being illegal is neither here nor there if the police and authorities are too incompetent, corrupt or lazy to do anything about it. there's been an uber driver sign up stall at my local tesco lotus in bkk for months.

 

thais often feel they have to resolve issues themselves because, as above, the police and authorities are too incompetent, corrupt or lazy to protect and serve the people.

ye gods yet another excuse to do some thai bashing!

All over the world similar protests have occurred when the non tax paying and non compliant interloper uber move in.

Are these other nations people doing the wrong thing sorting things out for themselves.

If people didnt protest we'd still have children climbing up chimneys or leading pit ponies around mine shafts.

Uber and their like are despicable corporate leaches.

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1 hour ago, Fulwell53 said:

ye gods yet another excuse to do some thai bashing!

All over the world similar protests have occurred when the non tax paying and non compliant interloper uber move in.

Are these other nations people doing the wrong thing sorting things out for themselves.

If people didnt protest we'd still have children climbing up chimneys or leading pit ponies around mine shafts.

Uber and their like are despicable corporate leaches.

No-one wrote that this only happens in Thailand. Thailand is the subject here because this is a forum about Thailand.

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17 hours ago, Pattaya28 said:

Same happened last week and the offending taxi drivers got away with it at the Police Station.

Oh sorry. Another "misunderstanding".

Just like a trip to immigration

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1 hour ago, Fulwell53 said:

Uber and their like are despicable corporate leaches.

All of which is true but in the end the better service has people flocking to them. 

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