Tuk-tuk driver to undergo 'attitude adjustment'

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A female tuk-tuk driver has been called in for an "attitude adjustment" session by Ayutthaya's Land Transport Office after she charged a South Korean celebrity 1,200 baht for a four-hour trip.

Il Hong Min, aka "Phi Hong", a well-known South Korean rapper and YouTuber, earlier shared an unpleasant experience during his trip to Ayutthaya on his "Oppa Hong" channel.

The trip is part of his travels through Thailand's 77 provinces.

The clip showed Hong and his friend being compelled to buy a four-hour tour on a local tuk-tuk vehicle at 1,200 baht.

The tuk-tuk driver, later identified as Somjit Tharangam, 59, even showed the tourist police logo and said the price was in line with the pricing standard approved by tourist police.

She also told them that Grab taxi services were illegal.

Hong and his friend reluctantly bought the tuk-tuk tour.

After reviewing the incident, officials said that the fare rate was set during the administration of the now-defunct National Council for Peace and Order.

However, the driver seemed to be forcing the passengers to buy the service against their will.

Ms Somjit and other fellow tuk-tuk drivers near the Ayutthaya railway station will be taken to the provincial land transport office for an "attitude adjustment" session to improve their behaviour towards their customers.

The police also told Ms Somjit to remove the tourist police logo that was put on the price rate tag.

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  • adjustment: a change in something that makes it better, more accurate, or more effective - การปรับเปลี่ยน
  • against their will: forcing someone to do something that they do not want to do -
  • attitude: someone’s opinions or feelings about something, especially as shown by their behaviour - ทัศนคติ, ลักษณะท่าทาง
  • compelled: forced to do something - ถูกบังคับ
  • defunct: no longer existing, operating or being used - ถูกยุบ, หยุดทำงาน
  • force (noun): making someone do something that they don't want to do - การบังคับ
  • incident: something that happens, usually something bad - เหตุการณ์
  • logo: a printed design or symbol that a company or an organization uses as its special sign - โลโก้, เครื่องหมาย
  • reluctantly (adv): in a way that involves hesitating before doing something because you do not want to do it or because you are not sure that it is the right thing to do - แสดงอาการไม่เต็มใจ, อิดออด, รีรอ
  • standard (noun): a level of quality that is normal or acceptable for a particular person or in a particular situation - มาตรฐาน, บรรทัดฐาน
  • undergo: to experience something which is unpleasant or which involves a change - ประสบ (เหตุการณ์ในด้านลบ)
  • unpleasant: not pleasant or comfortable - ไม่เป็นที่พอใจ,ไม่สนุก,ไม่ราบรื่น
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