The military has decided to change the look of Bangkok motorcycle taxi drivers by giving them free jackets coloured green and getting rid of the orange vests that are sold to them at extortionate prices by taxi mafia.
The move is part of the efforts of the military junta to bring order to motorcycle taxi services and reduce the cost of fares, said Maj Gen Apirat Kongsompong, commander of the 1st Division, King's Guard.
He said on Sunday the orange jackets can cost taxi motorcyclists hundreds of thousands of baht each at certain high-service locations.
Keep up-to-date with the latest on coup d'etat with Bangkok Post SMS News. Call *451391000 to subscribe – 39 baht/month (7 days free, available in Thailand only) Bangkok Post SMS News: Deliver only trustworthy news on SMS
This article is older than 60 days, which we reserve for our premium members only.You can subscribe to our premium member subscription, here.