Imagine agreeing to RM100 for a short 10km trip to your destination and then later having to fork out a whopping RM950 for the same!
Yep. That's exactly what happened with two Bangladeshis who were forced to pay RM950 for their taxi ride from KL Sentral to Setapak.
According to a report in Harian Metro, during the incident, which took place last Saturday, 30 September, the taxi driver had offered to take the two Bangladeshi foreigners to their destination in Setapak at a rate of RM50 per person.
The two Bangladeshis had arrived in KL Sentral via bus from Kuala Terengganu. While the RM50 per person was still a high rate, they grudgingly agreed to pay.
However, once the taxi driver brought them to their destination, he demanded RM950.
"The two initially argued but eventually gave in as they were frightened they would be harmed. The taxi driver had a wooden stick and metal bat in his car," NST Online quoted a police source as saying in its report last night, 6 October.
They later lodged a report at the Salak Selatan police station
An incident report was also sent to the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) which detained the taxi driver in his 30s after a special operation on 6 October.
SPAD has for now seized the taxi to help facilitate investigations under Section 22 and Section 75 of the Land Public Transport Commission(SPAD) Act.