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After the storm comes the honesty! Hero cabby gives back a whopping 300K to tourist

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Following some negative press about the honesty of taxi drivers came a feel good story from Surat Thani.

After the storm comes the honesty! Hero cabby gives back a whopping 300K to tourist | News by Samui TimesA van driver in Koh Pangan has return $9,000 US (about 300,000 baht) to an Israeli tourist.

The governor of the province Wichawut Jinto praised driver Yaya Jemeng, 42, for displaying the legendary Thai kindness and honesty after returning the money at a resort on Wednesday night.

He said this was a fine example of public spirit and a boon for tourism.

He will send his deputy Prawet Thaiprayoon to the island on Saturday to give Yaya a certificate in honor of his great actions.

The news follows a case of a taxi driver in Bangkok ripping off passengers with a special button to boost the fare.

The case also comes in the wake of comments by a leading police general that he had not encountered Thais ripping off Thais before.

Thai Visa / TNA

After the storm comes the honesty! Hero cabby gives back a whopping 300K to tourist | News by Samui Times

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