Connect with us

Bangkok

Truckers protest diesel prices at Ministry of Energy

Luke Albers

Published

 on 

Stock photo via Wikimedia Commons
image
image

A protest by truckers took place on a Bangkok highway yesterday to bring attention to the high price of diesel. The truckers are calling for a cap on fuel prices, and drove in a convoy to the Ministry of Energy to make their demands known.

The drivers parked their trucks along 4 roads around Bangkok, according to the Bangkok Post. These trucks displayed banners that read “Truck Power Season 2,” which is the name of the campaign to have diesel prices capped at 25 baht per litre. The Land Transport Federation of Thailand, or LTFT, planned the protest, which called for as many as 500 to 700 trucks to join. These trucks would drive along 4 different routes around the city, and eventually all meet at the Ministry of Energy for a massive rally.

This is just the most recent protest over diesel prices in Thailand. Earlier this month, a similar strike by truckers and bus drivers was held, in which the LTFT stopped 20% of their trucks from running for one week.

In addition to the price cap at 25 baht per litre, the chairman of the federation called for the excise tax on diesel to be cut, reports the Post. He said that the ministry has until the end of this month to help the truckers. If the demands are not met by then, the chairman says that the federation will raise transportation costs by 10%.

For now, the energy minister is holding firm on a diesel price cap of 30 baht per litre and says that this is only possible through the existing cooperation from the private and public sectors.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

 

Get more from The Thaiger

📱 Download our app on Android or iOS
👋 Have your say on our Thailand forum
🔔 Subscribe to our daily newsletter
📺 Subscribe / Join for daily shows
👍 Like/Follow us on Facebook
🐦 FOLLOW us on Twitter
📷 FOLLOW us on Instagram

image

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Luke Albers is a writer from the United States. He graduated from the University of Colorado with a bachelors degree in political science and a certificate in peace, conflict and security studies. He has lived and worked in Africa and India, and now calls Thailand home. Luke loves to use his writing to connect with new people and places.

Follow Thaiger by email:

South14 hours ago

Soldier suspended from duty after allegedly killing a woman in Narathiwat

Southeast Asia15 hours ago

Myanmar junta criticises UN’s decision for denying its envoy

Thailand15 hours ago

Thailand News Today | High alert for Omicron, Foreign investment troubles for Thailand | Dec 2

Sponsored2 days ago

Hungry Hub Bangkok Rooftop Festival 2021

advertiseadvertise
Pattaya15 hours ago

Police arrest man for allegedly attacking and robbing a Russian woman in Pattaya

Coronavirus (Covid-19)15 hours ago

Thursday Covid Update: 4,971 new cases; provincial totals

North East16 hours ago

Alcohol restrictions ease in some Nakhon Ratchasima districts, tourism scheme launches

image
Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Property17 hours ago

How to start hosting on Airbnb

Thailand18 hours ago

Old Thai buses, Refusing vaccines, Masks | Thaiger Bites | Ep.73

World18 hours ago

Fiji tourism reopening after nearly 2 years of Covid-19 closure

Education18 hours ago

Research continues to reveal effects of too much homework on students

Bangkok19 hours ago

Bangkok to organise New Year’s festival followed by Buddhist chanting ceremony

Southeast Asia19 hours ago

Singapore man jailed for consorting with friend who smuggled firearms

South20 hours ago

Chumphon flood makes main North-South highway impassable

Thailand21 hours ago

PM Prayut Chan-o-cha vows to prevent Omicron from reaching Thai soil

Phuket21 hours ago

Phuket officials order quarantine for more than 100 travellers from South Africa

Thailand3 months ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand9 months ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism9 months ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket9 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism9 months ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand9 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism9 months ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand11 months ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand11 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand11 months ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand11 months ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand11 months ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand11 months ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand11 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand11 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Trending