Taxi Driver

Letters to the Editor, May 26, 2013

Donald Tsang tried to phone Benigno Aquino. Photo: Xinhua

Has our society lost all its marbles or collective brainpower to spend taxpayers' money on something so trivial? I suppose most readers would be troubled by the front-page news ("Taxi driver cleared in 50-cent court case", May 17).

Sunday, 26 May, 2013, 4:35am 4 comments

Letters to the Editor, May 22, 2013

Angelina Jolie had a preventive double mastectomy. Photo: AP

Hong Kong is currently going through a period of realisation that, because a greater proportion of its inhabitants are in the "senior" category, something needs to be done about the retirement age.

27 May 2013 - 10:14am

Cheating cabbie fined for trying to use obsolete Peruvian notes

A taxi driver who tried to deceive passengers with Peruvian banknotes that were no longer in circulation tarnished Hong Kong's reputation as a tourist paradise and shamed law-abiding cabbies, a deputy magistrate said.

Liu Ka-ho, 30, was fined HK$3,700 and ordered to perform 200 hours of community service for the six charges that he had pleaded guilty to.

22 Mar 2013 - 4:07am

Passenger tears up 100-yuan note to pay taxi driver

A 100 yuan banknote. Photo: AFP

What happens when you are stuck in a taxi without enough small change to pay the fare?

Li Yong (not his real name), a taxi driver in China's southwestern Chongqing, was astonished by an "innovative", yet extreme solution from one passenger - who tore a 100-yuan bill in half.

2 Feb 2013 - 1:17pm 1 comment

Briefs, January 20, 2013

The haul of silver slabs. Photo: Information Services Department

HK$4.4m of silver seized at checkpoint

Customs seized 515kg of smuggled silver valued at HK$4.42 million on Friday from a private car entering the city via the Western Corridor border post. A man and a woman were arrested. It was the biggest such seizure in a year.


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20 Jan 2013 - 4:32am

City Digest, December 21, 2012

Taxi driver nabbed for making off with bags

A cabbie, 34, was arrested for theft after he sped off with his mainland passenger's bags containing HK$50,000 worth of branded goods at Chek Lap Kok airport on Tuesday.

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21 Dec 2012 - 3:55am

Singapore cabbie returns S$900,000 to Thai couple

Singapore cab driver Sia Ka Tian sits in his taxi. Photo: AFP

A Singaporean taxi driver has been heralded as a hero after he returned S$1.1 million (US$900,000) in cash to a vacationing Thai couple who left the money in his cab.

Sia Ka Tian, 70, was shocked to find the money in a black paper bag on the back seat on Monday after he dropped the couple off at a shopping centre.

20 Nov 2012 - 4:33pm

Taxi driver sought over Halloween rape bid in Tseung Kwan O

A hunt has been launched for a taxi driver accused of trying to rape a drunken woman passenger on her way home from Halloween celebrations.

Police said he drove the 27-year-old accountant to a secluded area after she fell asleep in his cab and attacked her, tying her hands when she tried to escape.

7 Nov 2012 - 3:46am

Taxi driver who killed three pedestrians jailed

A taxi driver who killed three people when he ploughed into them after they had survived a bus crash was jailed for three years and four months yesterday.

Judge Johnny Chan Jong-herng also suspended the driving licence of Chan Yun-sang, 44, for six years. He must pass a test before obtaining a new licence.

13 Oct 2012 - 3:17am

City Digest, October 4, 2012

Taxi driver who killed 3 tourists is behind bars

4 Oct 2012 - 4:27am

Cabbie banned for cheating officer posing as tourist out of HK$500

Cabbie banned for cheating officer posing as tourist out of HK$500

A cabbie who cheated a police officer, posing as a Putonghua-speaking visitor, out of HK$500 was ordered yesterday to perform 100 hours of community service.

Hon So-man, 49, was also banned from driving a taxi for six months.

29 Sep 2012 - 3:42am

Taxi driver misses out on HK$2m windfall

A taxi driver who found a bag containing more than HK$2 million in his cab a year ago has been told the bad news - he can't keep it. The rightful owner had belatedly stepped forward to reclaim his fortune - won at a Macau casino - and officials have now confirmed his credentials.

9 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

What to do with HK$2m found in back of a taxi?

Police are in a pickle over what to do with more than HK$2 million left in the back of a cab in Wan Chai.

The best legal brains at the Department of Justice have been called in to sort out whether the money should go to the honest cabbie who handed it in or the 'Johnny-come-lately' owner of the cash.

12 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Taxi driver shot dead in botched police raid

A stray bullet fired by police killed a taxi driver on Monday night in Dongguan after dozens of police officers from neighbouring Shenzhen fled a nightclub chased by a gang armed with knives and sticks.

Luo Lijun, from Hunan, died after he was shot in the stomach around midnight in front of the Legend Club in Changan township, the Nanfang Daily reported.

11 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

A bad week for ...

Kelsey Mudd

1 Jan 2012 - 12:00am