Taxi driver in Malaysia barred over RM800 fare


Taxi driver in Malaysia barred over RM800 fare
  1. Taxi driver in Malaysia barred over RM800 fare
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    The Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) has revoked the licence of a taxi operator and his vehicle permit for charging two French tourists RM800 (US$179) for a short ride in…
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) has revoked the licence of a taxi operator and his vehicle permit for charging two French tourists RM800 (US$179) for a short ride in December.

SPAD in a statement on Wednesday (Jan 11), said this followed investigations into a complaint by the tourists who were charged the fare for a ride from Kuala Lumpur City Centre to the National Mosque on Dec 17.

"SPAD will take legal action against the operator. If found guilty, the operator could face a fine and/or jail term and the vehicle, forfeited.

"The individual involved will also be blacklisted to prevent him from getting a taxi operator's licence in future," it said.

SPAD said the revocation was carried out as the …

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