Taxi drivers show placards complaining about Grab, a major provider of ride-hailing services, and the government-inititated Taxi OK at the Land Transport Department on Monday. One of the placards reads: “Are foreign services really better? Thai service [Taxi OK] becomes outdated”. (Photo by Patipat Janthong) A group of drivers representing taxi cooperatives in Bangkok have asked the government to help them when ride-sharing services are legalised as proposed by one of the 19 coalition parties making up the new government.Bhumjaithai made legalising ride-sharing services one of its key election campaign pledges, alongside marijuana legalisation. Party leader Anutin Charnveerakul had reportedly bargained for the transport portfolio, in addition to the deputy prime minister post, so he could implement the policy during talks to join the Palang Pracharath-led government. Mr Anutin insisted earlier that a condition for his party to join the government led by Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha was that all of his party’s policies had to be adopted and implemented. His party’s presence in the new government has apparently worried taxi drivers. Around 30 of them who represent the network, led by chairman Vithoon Naewpanich, drove their cars to the Land Transport Department in Bangkok on Monday morning to submit the… Read full this story
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