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A taxi driver who was accused of sexually harassing a female passenger has his driving license revoked, fined and is facing criminal charge.
Mr Nanthapong Cherdchu, deputy director general of Land Transport Department, said Friday that the department in coordination with the military and the police had summoned the taxi driver for questioning after the passenger whose name was withheld posted a message in the social that the cabbie of a taxi with license plate Mor Chor 4534 sexually harassed her as she was riding on the car from Charunsanitwong to Amporn Garden on April 6.
The cabbie, identified as Suriya Parnkasem, confessed as accused. Then he was fined, had his driving license withdrawn and was taken into police custody on charge of sexual harassment, said Mr Nanthapong.
He disclosed that the department had, so far, suspended the driving licenses of 266 taxi drivers and revoked the licenses of five cabbies for acting improperly towards their passengers.