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  • Thailand News

    Chon Buri: Teenage girl sexually assaulted by motorcycle taxi driver

    A teenage girl became the victim of a sexual assault after being abducted by a motorcycle taxi driver she had hailed through a popular ride app. The perpetrator, 39 year old Pramual was arrested at a lodging house in Na Jomtien Soi 2, Chon Buri province, following the victim’s report of the assault at his residence. The 16 year old…

  • Pattaya News

    Pattaya mayor orders probe into taxi overcharge during fireworks festival

    A crisis involving an alleged overcharge by a motorbike taxi driver during the Pattaya International Fireworks Festival on Friday, November 24 has prompted immediate action from Pattaya Mayor, Poramase Ngamphichet. He has instructed the local police to investigate the incident involving a passenger charged more than 1,600 baht for a short journey, sparking outrage amongst locals. Previously, a 35 year…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand’s ‘fuelish’ plan: Expanding subsidy scheme to drive down costs for motorcycle taxi drivers

    The Government of Thailand is envisaging the introduction of a further stage in the fuel cost subsidy scheme for motorcycle taxi drivers. This move is part of a broader strategy to reduce operational expenses in public transportation. Prasert Sinsukprasert, the permanent secretary for energy, stated yesterday that a proposal for the new instalment of the energy cost subsidy initiative has…

  • Thailand News

    Honesty prevails: Motorcycle taxi rider returns lost 100,000 baht cash found on road to owner in Nonthaburi

    A motorcycle taxi rider in Nonthaburi province near Bangkok found 100,000 baht in cash on the road and returned it to its owner. The provincial governor is preparing the reward for the rider’s good deed. KhaoSod reporters interviewed the motorcycle taxi rider, 48 year old Akkadate “Toey” Jittayasothorn, today about the incident that occurred at noon on Thursday, April 27.…

  • Transport News

    DLT recommends 6 ride-hailing apps to order a motorbike taxi in Thailand

    One of the fastest and most convenient ways to get around Thailand is by motorbike taxi, and Grab isn’t the only option. The Department of Land Transport (DLT) recommends ordering a motorbike taxi (“Win”) safely and legally using six mobile applications. The DLT has certified six applications providing motorbike taxi services so far, reports BangkokBizNews… Hello Phuket Service Bonku Asia…

  • Crime News

    Overcharging, drugs and weapons: Police arrest 30 motorbike taxi ‘Win’ drivers in Bangkok

    Thai police cracked down on naughty ‘Win’ motorbike taxi drivers in Bangkok, Thailand, at the weekend and found no shortage of criminal activity. During April 15-17, police arrested 30 ‘Win’ drivers for a wide range of offences, mostly for overcharging passengers, but also for carrying weapons, drugs, and other traffic violations. Bangkok residents and tourists alike depend on the orange…

  • Pattaya News

    Bolt vs Win motorbike taxi gang violence continues in Pattaya

    Violence between rivalling motorbike taxi operators continues in Pattaya, eastern Thailand, where three ‘Win‘ drivers were injured after being beaten with a baseball bat and an iron bar, allegedly by Bolt drivers. Yesterday evening, a brawl broke out between three Bolt drivers and three Win drivers at Thappraya Soi 7, South Pattaya, Bang Lamung district, Chon Buri province, near Jomtien…

  • Transport News

    A few good apples – Taxi drivers are not all bad

    Taxi drivers are not all bad. A Pattaya motorbike-taxi driver handed into police a foreigner’s wallet he found. The wallet contained about 18,000 baht. Identification found inside the purse was Franz-Joseph (surname withheld), a German national. The wallet contained 320 euros (12,000 baht) and 6,150 baht (US$180). The honest taxi driver, Amnuay Plungklang, contacted the media last week to publicise…

  • Transport News

    Drunk driver in 2 hit-and-runs drags motorbike taxi 300 metres

    A drunk driver smashed into a motorbike taxi whose driver managed to jump to safety before the inebriated man pushed the bike 300 metres down the road. Photos were captured of the remarkable accident that miraculously ended with no fatalities or serious injuries, but looked like a scene from a slapstick comedy. Eyewitnesses to the event in Samut Prakan reported…

  • Thailand News

    Hua Hin motorbike taxi driver shot to death after fight over foreign passenger

    A motorcycle taxi driver in Hua Hin allegedly shot and killed another win driver after a fight over a foreign passenger, Thai media reports. The 62 year old win driver was shot to death in Hua Hin’s nightlife area in Soi Ha Yaek in the southern province of Prachuap Kiri Khan. Officers from Hua Hin Police Station found the driver…

  • Crime News

    Motorbike taxi attacked tourist in Pattaya because he was annoyed

    A Pattaya motorbike taxi driver is saying he was annoyed when he attacked a Chilean man out of nowhere early yesterday morning. Amorn “Jeab” Boonmee was arrested after confessing to allegedly slapping and kicking 24 year old Salvatore Andres Castromedina, breaking his nose. According Khaosod English, Amorn says he acted in a “blind moment of fury” because he was annoyed…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand News Today | Pollies in jail, Covid originated in Thailand? | Feb 25

    Today on Thailand News Today, a number of government ministers have ended up in jail, the vaccines are about to roll out but experts say the injections are not the end of the pandemic, and A Pattaya motorbike taxi driver is being accused of attacking a Chilean national. We’ve also get a special report on the channel about accusations that…

  • Crime News

    Pattaya motorbike taxi allegedly attacks Chilean national

    A Pattaya motorbike taxi driver is being accused of attacking a Chilean national, leaving his nose broken and face bloodied. 24 year old Salvatore Andres Castromedina, filed a report to the Pattaya City Police at around 2am this morning after saying he had left a nightclub on Pattaya’s Walking Street after it had closed. “I wanted to go to Soi…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand News Today | No ‘tourism’ until Q2, Tiger smuggling, Win drivers jailed | Dec 1

    Thailand will remain closed to general tourism until at least the 2nd quarter of 2021 Kiss any resemblance of general tourism to Thailand goodbye, at least until march next year, at the earliest. That’s the outlook for Thailand’s beleaguered tourism industry from the usually optimistic Minster for Sports and Tourism. So, apart from the STV and the modified 60 day…

  • Bangkok News

    18 Bangkok motorbike taxi drivers get prison for 2019 mass brawl killing a bystander

    18 motorbike taxi drivers are sentenced to prison for their involvement in a mass street fight in June 2019 where a bystander was killed by a stray bullet. Bangkok’s Prakhonong Court handed down prison sentences ranging from 5 years to more than 27 years, according to Thai media. The fight broke out between two gangs of win drivers, named by…

  • Bangkok News

    Bangkok motorbike taxi driver allegedly stabs another driver to death

    A Bangkok motorbike taxi driver allegedly stabbed and killed another driver during an argument. Although the women picked up passengers from different areas, they often clashed. Motorbike taxi driver Thongthae Janmun is facing charges of intent to murder. The women got in a dispute yesterday. The victim slapped Thongthae on the head, then Thongthae allegedly pulled out a knife and stabbed…

  • Crime News

    UPDATE: Win motorbike shooter turns himself in

    A 55 year old motorbike taxi driver turned himself in after an alleged shootout in front of a Samut Prakan Big C. Witnesses say 2 groups of motorbike taxi drivers, known as win, allegedly fired shots at each other in a so-called turf war, according to Thai media. Somjet Pojaroen, a former assistant village headman who runs a motorbike taxi…

  • Crime News

    UPDATE: Motorbike taxi drivers have an alleged turf-war shootout

    Motorbike taxi drivers allegedly had a turf-war shootout in front of a shopping centre in Samut Prakan, just southeast of Bangkok. The motorbike taxi drivers, known as “win” drivers, were allegedly fighting over a location for a win base outside the mall. No one was injured and the drivers took off shortly after shots were fired. The Big C shopping…

  • Crime News

    Pattaya police say insults led to fatal shooting

    2 suspects, arrested early yesterday and accused of the fatal shooting in broad daylight of a motorbike taxi driver in Pattaya, have been charged with murder. Police traced and arrested the 2 prime suspects, named as 39 year old Manat Imamu and 45 year old Niphon Panthong, in Chon Buri’s Bangsaen district, as they attempted to withdraw money from an…