29 Feb '12, 8am

Briton charged $187 for 10km taxi trip in Kuala Lumpur

Briton charged $187 for 10km taxi trip in Kuala Lumpur

An English tourist was charged RM450 (S$187) for a taxi ride from KL Sentral to the Suria KLCC shopping centre, a distance of less than 10km. -- THE NEW PAPER PHOTO: JONATHAN CHOO PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - An English tourist was charged RM450 (S$187) for a taxi ride from KL Sentral to the Suria KLCC shopping centre, a distance of less than 10km. The Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) said the tourist paid the fare before lodging a report against the driver. SPAD chairman Tan Sri Syed Hamid Albar said they were investigating and would take action against the taxi driver and the operator. He said the taxi driver was believed to have threatened the tourist into paying the fee. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. blog comments powered by Disqus

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